The former operator of several massage parlors and out-call massage services in Washington and Northern Virginia was sentenced yesterday in federal court to five years' probation.
U.S. District Judge Howard F. Corcoran also ordered Karl Klaus Bolle, 53, of Northern Virginia to perform 200 hours of community service in addition to his time on probation. Bolle pleaded guilty last July to one count of interstate transportation of a female for purposes of prostitution.
At a brief hearing yesterday, Corcoran said he thought a prison sentence was appropriate, but that "in view of the government's plea bargain," he would not impose any time in prison. Prosecutor Paul N. Murphy told Corcoran that Bolle's plea itself satisfied the government's interest in the case.
The charge against Bolle stemmed from an FBI raid in 1980 on three District massage parlors, Bolle's office and the home of a manager of one of the parlors and out-call services.
Two of the parlors were located on Connecticut Avenue NW, and the other was on Georgia Avenue NW. Those businesses closed down after the raids, according to the FBI.
Four women who managed Bolle's businesses pleaded guilty last year to interstate transportation of women for prostitution. The four have been sentenced to three years' probation.