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Charges: Man profited from prostitution operation at Midvale hotel

Charges: Man profited from prostitution operation at Midvale hotel

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MIDVALE — Charges filed Monday claim a man profited from two prostitutes by arranging for them to meet clients at a motel in Midvale and attempting to recruit a 15-year-old girl staying at the hotel to also engage in prostitution.

Charles Daryl Kelley, 60, is charged with carrying on a pattern of unlawful activity, a second-degree felony, and four third-degree felony counts of exploiting a prostitute.

Kelley bought two rooms at the Motel 6 at 7263 S. Catalpa Road and arranged for men to meet up with both prostitutes there, the charges allege. Surveillance video inside the building allegedly shows numerous men entering each of the rooms for a short amount of time between April 1 and April 19.

A suspicious hotel manager contacted police, leading to the investigation, charging documents say.

One of the women told police she was recruited by the other woman earlier this year in Las Vegas to come to Salt Lake City to work for Kelley. The woman also told investigators that Kelley required her to perform sex acts with "clients" about five times per day.

Kelley took the money arising from the prostitution, according to court documents. One of the women said she "was afraid of what would happen to her" and that "Kelley had become angry with her in the past and assaulted her," the charges state.

Also in April at the same hotel, Kelley allegedly tried to recruit another woman, as well as a 15-year-old girl to prostitute themselves. Both refused and the woman reported him, according to court documents.

Kelley, whose address is not listed in his charges, has no prior criminal history in Utah, according to a search of court records. A warrant for his arrest was issued Monday.

Ben Lockhart

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