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Woman pleads guilty to prostitution, using house of ill fame

November 22, 2011|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com
  • Angela Elaine Holt
Angela Elaine Holt

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A 34-year-old woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court to one count of utilizing a house of ill fame and two counts of prostitution.

Angela Elaine Holt was ordered to serve six months of an 18-month jail sentence that was imposed as part of a plea agreement, according to court records.

In exchange for the suspension of the remaining jail time, Holt will be placed on unsupervised probation for two years, the records said.

She also was ordered to stay off Alonzo Drive, where police stopped six men driving away from a residence between November 2010 and July 2011. The men admitted they had paid for various sexual acts with women named “Nikki,” “Lauren” and “Jaylee,” according to court documents.

Holt, who is incarcerated at Eastern Regional Jail, also is expected to pay $757 in fines and court costs within six months of her release from jail, records said.

Three counts of prostitution were dismissed as part of the plea agreement, said Assistant Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Stephens, who handled the case.

Police said all the six men who were stopped driving away from the Alonzo Drive residence indicated that they found contact information for the escort service on the Internet at www.backpage.com, the documents said.

The men paid between $100 and $200 for various services, but only one of them said he had sex with more than one woman at the residence, the documents said.

Holt’s arraignment on the charges in August came after the Martinsburg Police Department received multiple complaints about the Alonzo Drive residence, according to court records.

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