CHICAGO — A 35-year-old woman who prosecutors said ran a multistate prostitution business out of a three-story Chicago building that functioned as a brothel was sentenced to probation Tuesday.
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Jessica Nesbitt pleaded guilty in February to a federal conspiracy charge.
U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly has told Jessica Nesbitt she must serve nine months of her two years of probation in home solitary confinement, news reports reported.
“It is difficult to view this as a crime that has had identifiable victims sustained significant harm,” Kennelly said.
An unsealed federal indictment in 2019 alleged that Nesbitt made millions of dollars through the prostitution services she and her employees provided in Illinois, California, Florida, Indiana, Nevada, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.
Nesbitt admitted to arranging prostitution services with herself and employees at rates of $300 to $1,000 an hour. She admitted in a plea deal with prosecutors that she received more than $1 million in payments from clients over seven years through her business, Kink Extraordinaire.
Before learning her sentence, Nesbitt told the judge she accepted “full responsibility” for her crime and explained that she became involved in “an alternative lifestyle at an early age.” She said that it has become her main method for her to make a living.
Nesbitt also said that she has “become well versed in the potential harmful effects of prostitution” in recent years.
“Whatever sentence you impose, I will obey,” Nesbitt told Kennelly.