Prostitute charged in Claire’s Red Door brothel case pleads guilty, receives probation

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7/14/2015 – OKC, OK — The only woman criminally charged so far as a prostitute in the ‘Claire’s Red Door’ brothel sting has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to probation.

JohnTV was the first to break the news of the undercover bust that dismantled the upscale brothel, located across the street from million dollar homes in the exclusive Rose Creek gated addition, back in February.

One Oklahoma City woman, 22-year-old Skyler Carol Henderson, was arrested after she solicited to perform oral sex on an undercover officer in exchange for $200. Henderson was released from custody after posting a $500 bond.

The brothel’s alleged madam, Penny Ann Melton (aka, ‘Claire’), 47, was also taken into custody and later released after posting a $2,000 bond.

 17334 N. May Ave. Location of prostitution arrests.

17334 N. May Ave. Location of prostitution arrests.

In May, Henderson was formally charged in Oklahoma County court with misdemeanor offering to engage in prostitution. Melton (who also uses the last names Rutter and Bates) was charged with misdemeanor maintaining a house of prostitution.

Last Thursday Henderson appeared before Judge Russell Hall and pleaded guilty.

As part of Henderson’s plea agreement she was sentenced to one-year deferred under DA supervision, 80-hours of community service, ordered to obtain a health check and to pay a $100 fine plus court costs.

No other criminal record for Henderson could be found.

Henderson is now reportedly employed at a local veterinary clinic.

Melton, now facing a second and separate brothel charge, is next scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 13 on both criminal cases.

 Sklyer Henderson as she appears publicly on social media.

Sklyer Henderson as she appears publicly on social media.

 Skyler Henderson prostitution mugshot.

Skyler Henderson prostitution mugshot.