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KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A federal grand jury indictment filed Wednesday alleges a Wichita man tried to broker a deal for the purchase of a massager parlor that would offer sex services, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.
Kay Tee, 50, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of attempting to entice a person to travel across state lines to engage in prostitution, one count of using a telephone in furtherance of prostitution, two counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.
According to court records, Tee was arrested May 28 at the airport in Wichita when he drove there to pick up a person he believed was buying a Wichita massage parlor. In fact, the person Tee had talked with many times on the phone was one of two undercover informants working with federal investigators.
It is alleged Tee tried to collect fees from both undercover informants – one posing as a buyer and the other as a seller – in return for helping to arrange the sale. He also offered to provide additional services including filing city paperwork and doing taxes for the massage parlor. It is alleged Tee talked with the agents about the fact employees of the massage parlor would be performing sex services for customers.
If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the money laundering charge, a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the phone charge, and a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the three other counts. The Wichita Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.