The Kentucky Enquirer reported a federal judge sentenced 51-year-old Yong Williams on Wednesday to two years and one month in prison, despite her request to remain free to care for her elderly mother.
Williams — who lives in the Cincinnati suburb of Cheviot, Ohio — was the last of nine people sentenced in the case. She also was ordered to forfeit about $100,000 and pay $23,000 in back taxes.
Prosecutors said the operation shuttled prostitutes among brothels from Dayton, Ohio, to Knoxville, Tenn.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Dusing said Williams took advantage of Korean women who did not speak English in what he called “modern-day slavery.”