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Massage parlor owner sentenced to probation for conspiracy

June 26, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 54-year-old woman who operated massages parlors in Lawrence and Topeka has been sentenced to three years of federal probation.

U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release that Weiling Nielsen was sentenced Wednesday for conspiracy. She pleaded guilty in February. She was ordered to pay a $650,000 judgment.

She owned Naima Asian Massage and Serenity Health Spa in Lawrence, along with Jasmine Massage in Topeka.

In her plea, Nielsen admitted that customers at the massage parlors could pay cash for sex.

The services were advertised on the Internet. Nielsen and her husband deposited cash into various bank accounts and deposited money orders in bank accounts in California.

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