Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Two plead guilty to interstate prostitution charge

U.S. Department of Justice

Two people have pleaded guilty to transporting a woman from Independence, Mo., to Prairie Village, Kan., for the purpose of prostitution, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Danyelle N. Putman, 21, Independence, Mo., and Tony A. Rogers, 25, Kansas City, Mo., each pleaded guilty to one count of transporting a woman between states for the purpose of prostitution.

In their pleas, they admitted that on Aug. 9, 2012, Putman responded to call from an officer working undercover.

The officer, who was with the Special Investigations Unit of the Prairie Village, Kan., Police Department, called a number on an Internet site advertising prostitution services.

Putman quoted the officer a price and told him she was traveling from Independence, Mo., to a location in Prairie Village.

Putman and Rogers delivered a woman identified as “K.C.”, to Prairie Village. Putman and Rogers, who drove away when K.C. went inside, were stopped and arrested.

Sentencing is set for April 8. They face a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Grissom commended the Prairie Village, Kan., Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag for their work on the case.