CHICAGO
06/21/2010 03:34 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Day-Care Operator Charged With Prostitution

The owner of a day-care business in Naperville was arrested in a hotel in the west suburb last week on prostitution charges.

According to the Naperville Sun, officials from the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services are moving to shut down ABC & TLC Home Daycare business after the arrest of its proprietor, Amy Thoren, last Thursday.

The business will remain closed throughout Thoren's trial, according to DCFS spokesman Kendall Marlowe. And if she were to be convicted, Marlowe told the Sun that it would be "impossible for her to get a license" to operate a day-care again.

Thoren was one of three women arrested in the far north side of Napervile on Thursday. She is charged with using "various internet sites" to arrange acts of prostitution at hotels in the area. Another one of the women, arrested at the same hotel as Thoren, may have ties to her and the day-care, according to the Chicago Tribune:

Bobbi Jo Rennicks, 32, who also was arrested and charged with prostitution, gave the same address as Thoren, but it is not known if she was involved in the business.

Marlowe said he has no information about Rennicks living at the home, even though DCFS requires anyone living at a day care facility to notify the department and submit to a background check.

The Sun reports that Thoren had been previously charged in 2005 and 2009 with driving under the influence.

She, Rennicks, and Virgen Perez-Velazquez of Chicago were released on bail. All three will face trial at DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton.