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Pueblo business closes following second prostitution bust

PUEBLO, Colo. - The Pueblo Police Department says the Eden Relaxation Center has closed after a second prostitution sting in as many months.

The business was located in the 1000 block of Eagleridge Boulevard on the city's north side.

Police say they conducted prostitution stings at the business on June 21, 2014 and again on July 9.

Jazmine Laos, 45, and Kara Blumenthal, 23, received multiple citations during the June raid.

Tracey Velasquez, 20, and Darla Rodriguez, 31, were cited for prostitution following the July raid. Police say Kara Blumenthal was also cited for complicity.

Police say The Eden Relaxation Center surrendered its city license and closed its doors at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

The businesses website, which is still online as of 11:47 a.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014, says in part "Any Rate that our Ladies charge is for time and companionship and by visiting us you agree that anything else is between 2 consenting adults."

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