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Co-Owner of Altoona Spa Transported Person for Prostitution

October 22, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Suwanee, GA, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of transportation for illegal sexual activity, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Yon Park, 60, of pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on Feb. 14, 2011, Park, while the owner of The SunSet Health Spa, located on Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona, PA, caused an individual to be transported in interstate or foreign commerce, with the intent that such individual engage in prostitution, or in any sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for February 24, 2014, at 10 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Haines is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Park.

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