A young Doylestown woman was in jail Tuesday facing prostitution charges after an undercover operation at the Days Inn in Doylestown.
The man police say was her pimp also was arrested in the police operation Monday evening, Doylestown Police Chief Jim Donnelly said.
Kimberly Anne Eastlake, 18, of Miladies Lane was charged early Tuesday with prostitution and disorderly conduct.
She was sent to the in lieu of $50,000 bail - a far different place than where she was this time last year. Eastlake was a senior at last spring, where she was listed in April as having made the honor roll.
The case unfolded quickly, Donnelly said.
“We got a call from the county detectives who were working on another job and this came up during their work,” the police chief said Tuesday. “They told us she was advertising on a website, using the Days Inn, the old Courthouse Inn, as her location for operation.”
Eastlake was advertising as “Vanessa” on backpage.com, listing an "Easter special" and asking for "serious callers only."
"Only in town for a little while! Can you show me a good time while I'm here? Because I sure can show you one!" reads her ad, accompanied by photos of herself in a bra and panties.
Donnelly said a police officer posed as a customer and arranged to meet Eastlake at the motel on North Main Street.
“When the undercover went in, he asked for certain things, and she’d give him the price,” Donnelly said.
She offered $150 for sex, and the officer arrested her.
Also arrested was the man police say was her pimp, Castavetti Braggs, 20, of Blair Mill Road, Willow Grove. Braggs was turned over to Montgomery County, where he was wanted on an outstanding warrant, Donnelly said.
Eastlake was arrested around 8:30 p.m. Monday at the , Donnelly said. She was arraigned by video conference at midnight from the intake office at the county’s community corrections center in Doylestown Township.
This is the borough's first recent prostitution case; the last such arrest was five or six years ago, Donnelly said.
“I don’t see it as an ongoing problem. It was an isolated opportunity for them,” the chief said, adding “There’s definitely a drug connection.”
“It’s a shame, an 18-year-old girl getting involved in something like this.”