It was just a matter of time before sex crimes detectives in Westport, Norwalk, Stamford and the Department of Homeland Security launched another Prostitution Sex Sting. This time it was in Westport and Norwalk Connecticut where police waged a two-pronged attack this week: first, they raided a Westport massage parlor; then, just days later, they set up an online sting operation out of a Norwalk hotel, using the websites Craigslist and Backpage.com.
Some of the best Norwalk and Westport criminal lawyers and attorneys say these tactics smell and sound like entrapment. We agree. Here’s why…
So let’s look a little more closely at what happened in Westport Connecticut this week. According to local media reports, Homeland Security agents, with the assistance of Westport and Norwalk sex crimes detectives raided a Westport massage parlor after they received an anonymous tip. Apparently a random phone call—or “tip” as the cops like to call it—now gives the police probable cause—or “carte blanche”—to knock down the doors of local businesses to search all the massage rooms for evidence of sex. Apparently they did not even discover anyone engaging in sexual conduct—just circumstantial evidence was discovered that suggested that sexual contact may have taken place. Hardly enough evidence to arrest you in Norwalk and Westport Connecticut for 53a-82 Prostitution!
And it’s no coincidence that something similar in Norwalk also took place this week. According to police reports, Norwalk police set up an undercover online prostitution sting operation using the craigslist and backpage websites. Unsuspecting “Johns” or internet users were likely coaxed and baited by offers of massage and relaxation by undercover police agents posing as escorts and massage therapists. Next thing they know, they meet up in these Norwalk hotel rooms and are sandbagged and arrested in Norwalk Connecticut for 53a-83 Patronizing Prostitution and, in come cases, drugs and narcotics arrests in Norwalk Connecticut. Sounds like textbook entrapment if you ask any of the best Stamford or Greenwich Connecticut criminal lawyers, especially because the other participants in these sting operations did not have the intent to commit a crime.
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In light of how embarrassing and detrimental a Patronizing Prostitution arrest can be to your professional and personal reputations, your top Connecticut prostitution criminal lawyer must aggressively fight your arrest by making the prosecutors prove all the elements of a Prostitution crime. Your Connecticut criminal lawyer should carefully examine your police reports, witness statements, and video and digital surveillance recordings. They will examine these reports for mistakes, omissions and constitutional defects that could provide the grounds for your top Stamford Connecticut criminal lawyer to persuade the district attorneys to drop your case, or file a motion to dismiss the case. Whatever the case, it’s worth getting a lawyer involved to assist you in fighting your Connecticut Prostitution or Patronizing Prostitution arrest.
So if you are facing an arrest in Connecticut for Patronizing Prostitution 53a-83 or an arrest in Connecticut for Prostitution 53a-82, then you should contact a Connecticut prostitution lawyer at Mark Sherman Law today to learn how to get your case resolved as quickly as possible. The stigma associated with a prostitution arrest in Norwalk, Westport, Wilton, or Greenwich Connecticut can hang over your professional life like a scarlet letter. So take charge of your case and call one of the experienced and aggressive Stamford Connecticut Prostitution criminal lawyers at Mark Sherman Law today. Our rates are competitive and we are focused on one thing only—results. So call us today at (203) 358-4700. We are available 24/7 to take your call.