Janesville woman to be tried on charge of prostitution
A Janesville woman is scheduled to go on trial April 3 on a charge of prostitution.
The 25-year-old woman was arrested June 29 in a sting operation that Whitewater police conducted at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Whitewater.
A criminal complaint accuses the woman of offering sex for $180. The criminal complaint alleges that the woman agreed to spend an hour with a Whitewater police officer who posed as a client.
The woman is scheduled for a Feb. 19 motion hearing and a Feb. 3 pre-trial conference.
Officers report responding to a telephone number listed in an ad on a website. Based on his training and experience, the officer believed the website featured advertisements for prostitution.
Also arrested in connection with the sting were a 32-year-old Beloit woman and a 52-year-old Madison man. The woman was charged with prostitution. The man was charged with transporting a prostitute.
The three defendants all face a maximum sentence of a $10,000 fine and nine months in jail on the misdemeanor charges.
The Beloit woman's charge stems from a June 28 incident at the hotel. The criminal complaint alleges she agreed to spend an hour with an undercover officer and do "basically anything" for $250.
The man was arrested, according to the criminal complaint, after he dropped the woman off at the hotel. The complaint alleges that the woman agreed to split proceeds with the man.
The Beloit woman is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 23 for a status conference.
The Madison man has a status conference scheduled for Jan. 24.
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By GAZETTE STAFF 04/15/08