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Lewisville Woman Pleads Guilty to the Operation of a Brothel in Dallas

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

DALLAS — Connie Su Moser, a/k/a “Vivian” and “Song Ye Hong,” 64, of Lewisville, Texas, appeared this afternoon before U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle and pleaded guilty to charges related to the operation of the Doll House massage parlor in Dallas, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

 

Moser pleaded guilty to one count of use of a facility of interstate commerce in aid of a racketeering enterprise and one count of misprision of a felony. She faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for October 26, 2017.

 

Co-conspirator Kum Shugars, 68, pleaded guilty in June 2017 to one count of use of a facility of interstate commerce in aid of a racketeering enterprise and one count of misprision of a felony. Sentencing for Shugars is scheduled for October 12, 2017.

 

The other defendant charged in the case, Allen Nash, a/k/a “A-1,” 31, of Dallas, is charged with one count each of sex trafficking of children; transportation of a minor to engage in commercial sex acts; felon in possession of ammunition; sex trafficking through force, fraud or coercion and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. Nash is scheduled to begin trial on July 17, 2017.

According to plea documents in Moser’s case, between June 1, 2012 and March 1, 2015, Moser engaged in a prostitution enterprise at the Doll House in Dallas, Texas. Moser purchased the Doll House from its previous owner in 2012. Moser would frequently visit the Doll House to pick up money and to check on her managers, including Shugars, as well as her employees. Moser was involved in hiring of the women that worked at the Doll House, and she knew that commercial sex acts were occurring regularly there. Various employees would post ads on the commercial sex website Backpage.com to locate customers for the Doll House, and customers would often respond to the ads either by calling to make an appointment or by walking into the spa. Clients would then arrange to come to the Doll House under the guise of receiving a '”body rub,” but in reality would pay for and receive commercial sex. The clients would pay an initial fee to the spa manager, and then the client would then be taken into a room by one of the female employees, where the commercial sex acts would occur. The employee would receive a “tip” once the commercial sex act had been performed, and the employee would pay a portion of this money back to the Doll House each day.

The Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, Dallas Police Department, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office – all members of the North Texas Trafficking Taskforce – are investigating the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cara Foos Pierce is in charge of the prosecution.

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Contact

Lisa Slimak
214-659-8600
Lisa.Slimak@usdoj.gov

Updated July 10, 2017

Topics
Human Trafficking