Bond set at $10,000 for woman accused of prostitution, teen also arrested
POSTED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 5:12pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A 19-year-old woman and 16-year-old girl were arrested for prostitution during an undercover sting operation. Investigators contacted the women via an online ad they placed on Backpage.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the sting on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at roughly 6:00 p.m. The undercover deputy met the two women at the Courtyard Mariott on Acadian Thruway.
The deputy met Payton Shelton, of Baker, and the 16-year-old girl at the hotel. He was told that the cost would be $600 and the two girls would perform various sexual favors. He was told an additional $200 would buy him an additional half-hour with both girls.
The arrest report describes in explicit detail the services the girls agreed to perform, and those which were excluded.
The deputy gave Payton $800 in cash. She allegedly replied “Ok, I’m going to go and hide the money and we are going to get undressed,” after he gave her the money.
Once the deal was made, Deputies with the EBRSO SCAT Team went to the room. Both Payton and the teen were placed under arrest.
The teen was transported and booked into the EBR Juvenile Detention Center.
Shelton was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rogue Parish Prison. Her bond was set at $10,000.
Shelton has a prior arrest on Aug. 21 for DWI, Driving with a Suspended License, Reckless Operation, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana. Her bond was set at $4,500.