Ocean City Today

Woman seeks appeal after sentenced for prostitution

Jul 27, 2017

(July 28, 2017) One of the five women that were arrested in a prostitution sting earlier this summer may appeal her conviction.

Lachaye M. Hoskins, 26, of Pleasantville, New Jersey pleaded guilty to one count of prostitution in Ocean City district court on July 3. Judge Daniel Mumford sentenced her to five months and 29 days in jail. Hoskins also was ordered to pay $115 in court costs.

Three days after Hoskins was committed to Worcester County Jail, she filed to stay the jail sentence pending an $10,000 bond. The order to stay the sentence is pending appeal prepared by the court clerk, according to Maryland Judiciary Case search.

Hoskins was arrested after undercover OCPD Narcotics and VICE detectives responded to an ad she placed on Backpage.com, a website that was known to have a “adult services” category. Although the site had removed that page earlier this year, Ocean City Police said that massage and escort services were still advertised. Reviews indicated that sex acts were being performed by women who placed the ads for money.

Detectives responded to various ads that were placed over the course of three days, starting on May 18. Hoskins allegedly placed an ad with Demetria Gregory, 28, of Galloway, New Jersey.  The pair placed an ad together that was titled “Fun with Two Ocean City’s Favorite Party Girls, Back by High Demand.”

Undercover officers answered the ad, and eventually agreed to meet the women at an apartment on Seventh Street. Hoskins allegedly agreed to perform a sex act for $200, according to the police report.

Once money was exchanged, officers arrested Gregory and Hoskins. Gregory was also charged with prostitution.

During the sting, Ocean City Police also arrested Catina M. Register, 37, of Georgetown, Delaware and Andrea L. Presock, 34, of Laurel, Delaware for soliciting prostitution. Randi M. Paicek, 31, of Lewes, Delaware, was also arrested after she allegedly drove Register to the meeting.

Baseem K. Taliaferro, 31, of Galloway, New Jersey and Charles C. Lessner, 31, of Selbyville, Delaware were also arrested. Tailaferro was charged with two counts of pandering, or procuring a sexual act for pay between adults while Lessner is charged on an outstanding warrant.

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