PLAINS TWP. — A woman remained jailed Wednesday a day after she was arraigned on a prostitution solicitation charge alleging she agreed to a “car date” to perform sex acts for cash in December.
Jessica Louise Jones, 23, was picked up by troopers with the state police Organized Crime Task Force near a restaurant off Bear Creek Boulevard on Dec. 10.
Jones allegedly communicated with troopers using a phone number they obtained through adult advertisements on skipthegames.com.
Troopers were familiar with Jones from a previous commercial sex investigation, court records say.
Court records list Jones’ address as “unknown,” but her Facebook page states she lives in Williamsport.
According to the criminal complaint:
Troopers called Jones who did not answer several calls but began sending text messages. Jones did not know she was communicating with troopers and believed she was engaging with a client seeking sex.
Jones agreed to a “car date” that included $60 for a sex act and $100 for another sex act, the complaint says.
Arrangements were to meet at the Wood Spring Suites on Bear Creek Boulevard.
While the hotel was under surveillance, Jones arrived in a vehicle that was occupied by her boyfriend and two other men. They entered the hotel and Jones’s boyfriend rented a room.
Jones continued to communicate with her date by sending multiple text messages after she arrived at the hotel and agreed to meet at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Jones was observed exiting the hotel by herself and was detained when she arrived at the restaurant. She initially denied she was meeting a client to exchange sex for cash but later admitted she was prostituting herself after she was confronted with text messages, the complaint says.
Troopers allegedly found a used syringe inside Jones’ purse.
Jones’ boyfriend and another man were detained after they exited the hotel and walked to the restaurant to check on her well-being.
Troopers were given permission to search the hotel room where they allegedly found methamphetamine, marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms, the complaint says.
A check of court records Wednesday revealed no charges have been filed against Jones’s boyfriend and the two other men in connection to the sex sting.
Jones told troopers her boyfriend is aware she is involved in commercial sex acts, the complaint says.
Her boyfriend listed his relationship with Jones as “engaged” on his Facebook post.
Jones was arraigned by District Judge Thomas Malloy in Wilkes-Barre on charges of criminal solicitation to commit prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.