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Police: Edmond brothel busted, charges pending against owner, employee

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EDMOND, Okla. -- Police busted a high-end brothel in Edmond.

The owner claimed it was a massage parlor located across the street from the affluent Rose Creek neighborhood.

Penny Melton used to sell cutting boards at a kiosk inside Quail Springs Mall.

She opened the alleged brothel in Edmond several months ago, claiming it was a massage parlor, which catered to wealthy businessmen.

A ring of the doorbell would take men inside a private escape, according to the racy ads online.

There’s no sign for Claire’s Red Door, only a phone number to book appointments.

With prices starting at $150 an hour, police say the women who worked here would perform sex acts on clients.

“I would see men multiple times a day walking in and out with wedding bands, they’d walk in and out, hair’s a mess,” an employee who works in the shopping center said.

We agreed to hide the identities of those who work in the professional offices next door.

“About a month after they were there, I started noticing that when the men would go to the building, they would open the door and actually take them by the hand intimately,” one woman said.

“Everybody knows Wednesday’s hump day, and that was one of their big specials,” another woman said.

Police say they got away with selling sex for about five months before undercover officers came to the door.

According to court documents, a female masseuse offered an officer oral sex for $200.

Police arrested the masseuse, Skyler Henderson, and the owner, Penny Ann Melton.

Pictures from Melton’s Twitter show her old cutting board business.

Now, she’s busted for a business that stirs up emotions.

“Angry and really hard not to say anything to the women because sometimes we would leave the same time of day,” one woman said.

“Being a wife, you’re at work, you're thinking about what your husband is doing throughout the day, and come to find out that's not the case. These men possibly have kids, and it's just sickening honestly,” another woman said.

Melton and Henderson are both free on bail.

Police have turned over the case to the district attorney’s office.

Prostitution-related charges against both women are pending.

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