Mother-Daughter Brothel Busted Again

Eight arrests made in connection with original Craigslist prostitution sting

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    Kimberly Miniea and her teenage daughter, Kimberly Petersen, are two of eight people charged in a Hillside prostitution sting.

    You've got your pandering and your prostitution. Throw in a little pot and it's a trifecta for police in suburban Hillside.

    In the culmination of a three-month investigation, police have charged eight people, according to a Police Department release, including a mother/daughter team who allegedly kept a brothel, with a variety of charges.

    Erotic Craigslist Section Changes

    [CHI] Erotic Craigslist Section Changes
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Craigslist is changing its "erotic services" ads to a new adult category, where staff will review ads before posting.

    Charges against Kimberly Miniea and her daughter were first filed about three years ago when the 46-year-old was arrested after telling police that she was running an escort service for married men. Those charges were dropped, but the story became national news when her then-16-year-old daughter was arrested in April 2007.

    Detectives doing a routine search of the Craigslist's classified boards at that time found an offer to "enjoy a beautiful blonde" for $250 an hour. The notice was peppered with pictures of a smiling woman in lingerie.  They traced the ad to the teen, Kimberly Peterson, and both she and her mother were arrested.

    Erotic Craigslist Section Changes

    [CHI] Erotic Craigslist Section Changes
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Craigslist is changing its "erotic services" ads to a new adult category, where staff will review ads before posting.

    Both women were arrested again and added arrests announced on Wednesday included a 21-year-old, Casey Norder of Hickory Hills, who was charged with prostitution, and a 30-year-old South Elgin man, Kevin Schwartz, who was charged with soliciataion of a prostitute and possession of cannabis.

    According to the Hillside police, Norder and Schwartz were released after posting a $100 bond. ABC7 reported that Miniea is being held on $50,000 bond and Petersen is being held on $25,000 bond.
     

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    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart believes "Craigslist has seen the light" over prostitution ads on its erotic services section, but he remains cautiously optimistic.