Stillwater's "Taboo Goddess" has been charged with a gross misdemeanor for operating a "disorderly house" in a quiet city neighborhood.

Kristal Ann Taylor, 42, was investigated last summer after Stillwater Fire Chief Stu Glaser observed suspicious behavior at a house next door to his residence on South Everett Street, according to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Washington County District Court.

Men showed up at the split-level house for an hour or two and then left, and the house was "staged" to appear as if someone lived there, Glaser told police.

The complaint alleges that Taylor, also known as Kristal Ann Zimmerman, operated "a disorderly house in which actions or conduct habitually occurred in violation of laws relating to prostitution."

Taylor has advertised her services as a dominatrix on a website that remained published Wednesday. It promoted various domination services such as spanking, flogging, paddling, caning, restraint by chains and bondage with rope, handcuffs and ankle cuffs to help men achieve sexual pleasure.

The website, updated since the initial police investigation, said Taylor would meet clients "at a new discreet location" and specified that she won't disrobe, involve children or provide illegal "sexual services."

According to the criminal complaint, police interviewed men who said they paid $150 for their visits with Taylor. One man told Sgt. Jeff Stender that Taylor had stimulated him with an erotic massage. Two other men told police they had hired her because she had advertised sexual bondage, the complaint said.

The charge comes nine months after the case emerged publicly. The city's development director said at the time that Taylor had never applied for a permit to operate the business in a neighborhood and none would have been granted because city ordinances forbid it.

Taylor will make her first court appearance July 28.

Kevin Giles • 651-735-3342 Twitter: @stribgiles