PHOENIX - Tracy Elise, who served as head of the Phoenix Goddess Temple, was found guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court on Wednesday on 22 criminal counts.
Elise was charged with pandering, money laundering, illegal control of an enterprise and prostitution in connection with activities at the facility.
Elise is a self-described "mystic mother" who was in charge of the Phoenix Goddess Temple that practiced sexual healing as a religion -- until it was raided by police in 2011. Prosecutors argued that it was a brothel.
She represented herself during the trial and claimed she is a priestess, not a prostitute, and that the money from customers were no fees.
Her sentencing is set for April 8.