Madison woman convicted of pimping, multiple other crimes

Complaint: Woman arranged clients for 16-year-old girl
Madison woman convicted of pimping, multiple other crimes

A Madison woman was convicted in Dane County Circuit Court of pandering/pimping, keeping a place of prostitution, contributing to the delinquency of a child and party to the crime of sexual intercourse with a child.

Kayla Powers was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Stephen Ehlke to five years on felony pimping/pandering, consisting of 18 months of confinement followed by 42 months of extended supervision.

Additionally, Powers was sentenced to three years on felony keeping a place of prostitution, 18 months of confinement followed by 18 months of extended supervision.

She also was sentenced to the maximum of nine months jail on each of the other two charges, which are misdemeanors. All of the sentences are to run concurrent.

According to the criminal complaint, on Jan. 26, Madison police contacted Powers at the Super 8 Motel.

Powers admitted to making $1,500 a day prostituting, and that girls come to her to make money, according to the complaint.

The complaint said she also admitted to getting 30 percent of whatever her girls make and to having someone rent her a room at the motel for the purposes of prostitution.

Powers reported she has rented rooms at the Super 8 Motel in the past to help facilitate her business, and at one point management kicked her out of the hotel and asked her not to return, which is why she had someone else rent the room in his name, according to the complaint.

Powers also admitted to arranging clients through her website for the 16-year-old victim and receiving $40 from the victim for allowing the victim to use the room, according to the complaint.

The complaint said Powers admitted that the teen victim had clients on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26.

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