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Online sex solicitations lead to prostitution arrests in Pasco County

WESLEY CHAPEL — Four women who advertised their services online were arrested Thursday on charges of prostitution, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say the women posted listings on Craigslist and backpage.com. One of the women — Shawna Marie Lee, 21, of 3116 Brompton Drive in Holiday — did this before, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. She was accused of offering her services on Craigslist in 2008 and was arrested.

Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, said the women were contacted through their Internet ads and met confidential informants posing as customers at the Sleep Inn, 5703 Oakley Blvd. in Wesley Chapel. The rates varied from $200 to $250. The women began sex acts with the informants and were stopped by deputies, Doll said. Exchanging money isn't enough to arrest someone — they have to be caught in the act, Doll said.

Lee is charged with prostitution and is being held in lieu of $250 bail.

The others arrested were:

• Jessica Anne Shea, 33, of 7300 Terrace Drive in Hudson. She is charged with prostitution and possession of a controlled substance. She was being held in lieu of $2,150 bail.

• Sarah A. Wysocki, 26, of 1201 Bermuda St. in Clearwater. She is charged with prostitution and was released Friday on $150 bail.

• Sharissa G. Freyre, 27, of 2265 Bancroft Circle S in Palm Harbor. She is charged with prostitution. Doll said Freyre was not booked into the jail, but was given a notice to appear in court.

Online sex solicitations lead to prostitution arrests in Pasco County 11/20/09 [Last modified: Friday, November 20, 2009 9:09pm]
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