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Woman arrested for prostitution in downtown BR; 4th arrest within 60 days

Woman arrested for prostitution in downtown BR; 4th arrest within 60 days
Photo provided by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 4:04pm

A Baton Rouge woman was arrested for prostitution yesterday during an undercover sting in the downtown area. According to the arrest report, this is the fourth time this year she’s been arrested for the same crime.

An undercover deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office approached the suspect, Brooke Ashley Crawford, 28, on Tuesday, July 23. She was standing in a parking lot located on Florida Blvd. near the intersection of N. 14th Street.

The deputy arranged a deal with the woman. She agreed to perform oral sex for $18.00 and a Coors Light baseball cap. Once money changed hands, she was informed that she was going to be placed under arrest.

Crawford was allegedly in possession of a pipe that’s believed to be used for smoking crack.

The arresting deputy noted that he has arrested Crawford twice before. The first time was on May 15, 2013 and the second was on June 25, 2013. The deputy also noted that Crawford gained a second charge for prostitution from a different deputy on May 15, 2013.

Along with her prior charges, they learned that Crawford had an active warrant for her arrest regarding a felony offense. It did not list the charge.

Crawford was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for Prostitution, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Schedule II Drugs. Her bond was set at $5,000.

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