Owner of secret Ferguson strip club pleads guilty to promoting prostitution

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) - A North County woman accused of operating a brothel and strip club inside her home pleads guilty in federal court to felony promoting prostitution charges.

Through tears, Fluker told the judge she was sorry, and said she was trying to change. The judge accepted her guilty plea. Fluker is also known as Carmen Simmons, Carmen Lacy and Luscious.

This past May, police raided her Ferguson home. They discovered a stripper pole, a full bar, and a VIP room used for lap dances and sex. That was her son's bedroom. While his room was in use, police say the teenage boy served as bartender. It was called the "Yes we can" social club. Invitation only, with a cover charge.

In 2011, Fluker's home in Bel-Ridge was also raided. Informants told police there were drugs, liquor and lap-dances for sale. We stopped by the Ferguson home where police say these more recent parties occurred, but neighbors say Fluker just moved out.

Now that she pleaded guilty and no longer lives at that house. Warfield avenue residents say they're glad it's all over.  Many of them tell us the police raid this past April caught them off guard.  Some said they knew she threw some parties but had no idea what sorts of parties they really were.

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