A university rector suspected of having moonlighted as a the leader of a prostitution ring has been detained in Moscow, the city police department announced Monday.
The man, 54, is suspected of having managed a number of brothels posing as saunas, nightclubs and lounges.
One of these businesses was located in the basement of his private university's wellness center, the Interior Ministry reported.
The man is suspected alongside an accomplice of having recruited a diverse group of employees to oversee the brothels' upkeep, including a "public relations manager," cashiers and a medical staff to examine the prostitutes, according to the Interior Ministry.
The suspect and his accomplice could face up to six years in prison.