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Woman who ran escort service sentenced

Posted August 26, 2008

— A woman convicted of running a high-priced prostitution ring in Charlotte was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison.

Sallie Wamsley-Saxon pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges including conspiring to entice women to cross state lines to engage in prostitution. Wamsley-Saxon faced up to four years in prison.

Her husband, Donald Saxon, also pleaded guilty to the same charges. He was also expected to be sentenced Tuesday and could face up to two years in prison.

A third man, Glen Fox, will be sentenced along with the Saxons Tuesday morning.

Attorney Melissa Owen says detailed records from Wamsley-Saxon's Internet-based escort service show the company made about $3 million by charging clients up to $700 an hour.

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  • doubletrouble Aug 26, 2008

    It may be a sin to religions but remember that religions sanctify marriages that are basically a trade of virginity and sex rights for being looked after.
    I agree with that, seems like a fair trade to me. More and more now a days, the women are looking after the men financially, as times has changed my friend. What hasn't changed is the bond that marriage, with a fruitful sex life for both partners, offer to one another. Won't find that with your ATM sex. Now, when you look at the numbers offered via the CDC on what's out there, in the singles world....it's really scary of the stuff that kisses now....and bites deadly later--and you can't pop a pill/take a shot to make it go away either. Last time I checked..nobody had a yellow blinking light over their head either, no matter how beautiful they look, the grass isn't always greener...free or if you have to pay for it.

  • merrywidow Aug 26, 2008

    It may be a sin to religions but remember that religions sanctify marriages that are basically a trade of virginity and sex rights for being looked after.

    This situation, where two consenting adults trade money for sex and companionship, is prostitution and should be legal.

    The situation where a male beats and drugs a girl and forces her to walk the streets and takes her money is sex slavery and should be illegal.

  • doubletrouble Aug 26, 2008

    Man..I hope she was just recruiting and only taking care of the paperwork. Hard to believe that she was charging and people were actually paying. This type of thing has went on since Biblical times. Nothing new here...unless they have some good names in the black book records.

  • smizzzz Aug 26, 2008

    "Prostitution is a sin and a crime and is just plain WRONG and BAD. It's no wonder people are desensitized by things like this - the decay of morals in this world is appalling!" --christaS

    Ha ha! get over yourself.

  • chfdcpt Aug 26, 2008

    "Why is it always a bigger deal if they cross state lines????
    whatsupwiththat"

    Because when they cross state lines, it falls under the jurisdiction of the federales. It does not necessarily make it a federal case, but it gives them the authority to assist, etc.

  • ChristaS Aug 26, 2008

    Prostitution is a sin and a crime and is just plain WRONG and BAD. It's no wonder people are desensitized by things like this - the decay of morals in this world is appalling!

  • Tax Man Aug 26, 2008

    Agree, we should have a sin tax and legalize these victimless crimes. Tax them well and make the girls/guys get licenses and health certificates. Nevada has done it for many years with little or no problems. Most European countries allow for regulated prostitution and minor drug use with little problems. I guess it is just easier to convict these folks - they don't carry guns, and they have the money to pay the fines.

  • NCTravellinman Aug 26, 2008

    Just a guess, but I would imagine law enforcement had rather chase prostitutes rather than violent criminals since prostitutes rarely carry machine guns.

  • renesbmw Aug 26, 2008

    how 'bout looking for all the murderers an rapists and molesters out there a bit harder? yea i know she broke the law, but alot of tax dollars are being spent on this case when there are so many even more serious ones that need closure.

  • Anne N Aug 26, 2008

    This is crazy, I agree with all. There are bigger and worse things to worry about, at least they where all adults. Lets go after the child predators.

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