PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Three people have been charged with sex trafficking in Philadelphia.
Officials say the three ran a striptease club and brothel they called “Passionate Touch” in the Cathedral Park section of the city between May 2009 and August 2013.READ MORE: 'Arrow Came In As An Owner Surrender,' Now Has New Job With Lower Southampton Police Department
Thirty-three-year-old Kevino Graham reportedly ran the club while 38-year-old Brian Wright collected the money.
Twenty-four-year-old Renato Teixeira reportedly recruited the women to work for the club and posted prostitution advertisements featuring them.READ MORE: Philadelphia Residents 'Getting Swarmed' By Illegal ATVs, Street Bikes Prompts Emergency Meeting With City Leaders
Officials also say the three engaged in acts of force, threats, fraud and coercion to get the females to engage in prostitution.
If convicted, each faces a mandatory minimum term of 15 years in prison with a maximum possible sentence of life in prison.MORE NEWS: COVID In New Jersey: Gov. Phil Murphy Wants All Schools In State To Have In-Person Instruction
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