Darliene Crenshaw was arrested last January along with her husband and more than 50 other people.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Woman pleads guilty to operating large DeKalb prostitution ring

A woman accused of running one of the largest prostitution rings ever discovered in DeKalb County pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Channel 2 Action News reported that Darliene Crenshaw, who was arrested last January along with her husband and more than 50 other people, was sentenced to three years in prison.

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Prosecutors said the woman and her husband, Samuel Crenshaw, ran a high-end prostitution business out of apartments near the old Dunwoody police headquarters.

Officials said the couple owned and operated the ring, though a total of 56 people were arrested during the months-long investigation. The Crenshaws were indicted in February.

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“Please have mercy,” Crenshaw tearfully told a judge during her hearing Tuesday, according to the news station. “My biggest concern is not my punishment, but the punishment of my children.”

Judge Gail Flake did not give the woman “first offender status,” which would have wiped her record after she completed her sentence, Channel 2 reported.

Samuel Crenshaw’s case has not gone to trial, but if it does, the woman’s plea deal mandates that she testify against him, according to Channel 2.

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