Madison massage parlor owners charged with running a brothel

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Prosecutors have charged the owners of a downtown Madison massage parlor with running a brothel.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports ( ) Rising Sun massage parlor owners Charles Prindiville and his ex-wife, Catherine Prindiville, were charged Monday with conspiring to keep a place of prostitution. The Rising Sun’s accountant, Donald Goodweiler, also was charged.

The complaint said Rising Sun workers told police that refusing to have sex with clients would get them fired.

Police have been investigating the Rising Sun since October 2010. Charles Prindiville’s attorney, Charles Giesen, said he’ll ask that the charges be dismissed due to prosecutorial delay, noting the earliest crime alleged in the complaint occurred in 2003.

Goodweiler told the State Journal he wasn’t aware of the charges. No contact information could be found for Catherine Prindiville.

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