Prostitution madame arrested, charged with child sex trafficking

Prostitution madame arrested, charged with child sex trafficking
Photo Source: FBI
Photo Source: FBI

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A prostitution madame was arrested by the FBI.

Agents say, Pearline Richardson was running her prostitution house on the city's east side and at local hotels.

During the investigation and subsequent search, three women and a 16-year-old girl were recovered along with evidence of prostitution including notebooks with names, dates and dollar amounts.

40-year-old Richardson is charged with the sex trafficking of a child, which carries a penalty of 10 years up to life in prison.

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