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Wichita Business Owner Pleads to Prostitution Charge

staff - November 14, 2015 6:19 am

The last of five defendants in the death of a Pittsburg State University student has been sentenced.

The owner of a Wichita massage business has pleaded guilty to a federal prostitution charge.

The office of the U.S. Attorney for Kansas says Ping Liu pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted coercion and enticement to prostitution. The prosecutor’s office says she admitted arranging for a woman posing as a job applicant to come to Wichita to work at her massage business and that the job included providing sexual services to customers.

The prosecutor’s office says she also admitted to offering to perform sexual services for undercover Wichita police officer who were posing as customers at her business.

She faces up to 20 years in prison when she’s sentenced in January.