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Alleged accomplice of accused Manhattan "Madam" Anna Gristina pleads not guilty

Jaynie Mae Baker pleaded not guilty to prostitution charges in a Manhattan court on Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - A woman accused of helping run a multimillion-dollar Manhattan prostitution ring with alleged madam Anna Gristina turned herself in to authorities Tuesday and was later released on $100,000 bail.

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Jaynie Baker posted bail set by the judge at her arraignment in the case surrounding suburban mom Gristina.

According to CBS New York, the attorney for the 30-year-old Baker said she turned herself in to the district attorney and entered a not guilty plea on the charge of promoting prostitution in the third-degree.

Baker has been wanted by police since Feb. 22 when Gristina was arrested, but her attorney said it was wrong to describe her as being on the lam. She supposedly was on vacation, but returned when friends notified her the press was identifying her as being part of the alleged prostitution ring.

Until recently, Baker was listed as a recruiter for VIP Life, a high-end matchmaking service. Lisa Clampitt, founder of VIP Life, said Baker worked as a freelancer but was never paid during her six months with the service.

Prosecutors say Baker worked with Gristina running a multi-million dollar prostitution ring out of an Upper-East Side apartment building.

Gristina was arrested last month and has pleaded not guilty. She is still behind bars at Rikers Island on $2 million bond.

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