Madam charged $10K a date, police say
DULUTH, Georgia (AP) -- Two suburban women -- including one who police identified as a former Penthouse Pet -- have been arrested for prostitution in a case in which "dates" could cost as much as $10,000, authorities said.
Lisa Ann Taylor, 42, was arrested Wednesday at her million-dollar home in the exclusive Sugarloaf Country Club area.
She was charged with violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. She also was charged with prostitution, keeping a place of prostitution and conspiracy to possess cocaine, District Attorney Danny Porter said.
Her alleged partner, Nicole A. Probert, 30, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was arrested on the same charges, Porter said. Both women are cooperating, but police said they had to force entry into Probert's home with a battering ram.
Both women are suspected of participating in prostitution in Georgia and other states, Porter said.
"A 'date' can cost as much as $5,000 to $10,000," Porter said. "Eight-hundred to $1,000 for the prostitution act is the bottom-line price. They have a large number of customers. ... It's not street prostitution."
Taylor, who goes by the name Melissa Wolf on her Web site, boasts that she is "North America's Most Published Centerfold and one of Penthouse Magazine's Most Published Pets."
Duluth is about 20 miles northeast of Atlanta.
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