DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that eight defendants indicted last year on suspicion of promoting and engaging in prostitution and cocaine distribution at a series of brothels in Denver, Longmont and Glenwood Springs have pleaded guilty. Jose Antonio Vigueras-Nolasco (DOB: 7/19/1952), the most recent to enter a plea, pleaded guilty to pimping, a class-three felony, on Monday, Jan. 19, and received a four-year sentence in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Vigueras-Nolasco’s guilty plea is the latest in a string of guilty pleas and prison sentences dating back to August 2009. Ringleader Sonia Montoya-Cadena (DOB: 10/17/1954) pleaded guilty to two counts of pimping on Sept. 21, 2009. She received eight years in the Colorado Department of Corrections following her guilty plea.
According to the indictment, the prostitution and pimping ring, known as Mi Casa Su Casa, operated brothels between Dec. 30, 2006 and April 16, 2009 at locations throughout the state, including locations in Denver, Longmont and Glenwood Springs. At each location, the indictment said, the brothels would collect $40 to $50 from patrons in exchange for 15 minutes of sex. After the patrons paid, they would receive a glass bead or other token to show the prostitutes they had paid. All 15 defendants indicted by the Statewide Grand Jury were illegally in the United States at the time of their arrests.
Six of the 15 defendants’ cases are still pending in Denver District Court. One defendant, Laura Yllescas (DOB: 2/27/1957) had her charges dismissed.