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Police bust alleged prostitution ring in St. Matthews

Published: Aug. 9, 2012 at 4:05 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2012 at 4:29 AM EDT
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One of the women being arrested outside of the business.
One of the women being arrested outside of the business.
WAVE 3 cameras on the scene during the arrests.
WAVE 3 cameras on the scene during the arrests.

ST. MATTHEWS, KY (WAVE) - Three people are in jail charged in connection to a prostitution ring right in the heart of St. Matthews.

Joseph Miller, 28, Rhonda Sullivan, 30 and Tamika Arthur are all charged with promoting prostitution. St. Matthews Police said Miller was advertising on the internet for customers at Elite Entertainment. Sullivan would book the appointments and let customers into their office in a building on Breckenridge Lane while Arthur would perform the sex acts.

Detective Tony Ford said Wednesday night an undercover officer from Louisville Metro Police went into the business pretending to be a customer. That's when they said they had enough evidence to arrest all three. "We let them know in no uncertain terms we're not going to have this in the area," he said.

Others who work in the building said they weren't surprised when the police showed up. They said Miller had asked them to keep the door unlocked after hours and they noticed scantly dressed women hanging around the parking lot.

Police said they also collected evidence from Miller's home, also in St. Matthews.

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