CLOUD — The owner of a now-closed Waite Park massage business was sentenced Wednesday afternoon to four years in prison for promoting prostitution, but the prison term was stayed.
The business is no longer a tenant of Riverwood Mall. Lin pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of promoting prostitution of an individual and was immediately sentenced, according to court records. One felony count of engaging in sex trafficking of an individual was dismissed. Related: St. Cloud woman arrested on suspicion of sex trafficking, promoting prostitution.
Judge Andrew Pearson presided and sentenced Lin to supervised probation for 15 years. If she breaks terms of probation, she could go to prison. Related: Deceived, isolated and manipulated: Sex trafficking in illicit massage shops.
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