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Altoona Spa Co-Owner Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Transporting Person for Prostitution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A Georgia woman has been sentenced in federal court to three years probation, with home detention for the first ten months, on her conviction of transportation for illegal sexual activity, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Yon Park, 61, of Suwanee. Ga.

According to information presented to the court, 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.

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

Mr. Hickton commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Park.

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