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Lemont Police Charge Romeoville Woman with Prostitution

Undercover operation leads to arrest Wednesday of Sheila A. Gibson in the 12200 block of Archer Avenue.

A 39-year-old Romeoville woman was arrested at a Lemont motel around noon Wednesday after police discovered an online advertisement for prostitution.

Sheila A. Gibson, of the 300 block of Emery Avenue, was charged with prostitution—a Class A misdemeanor—after an incident in the 12200 block of Archer Ave., said Lemont Police Cmdr. Dan Tully.

She is free after posting a $150 of a $1,500 bond, he said.

According to Tully, Gibson was arrested after an undercover operation by police in which she agreed to meet at a motel and perform sex acts in exchange for money.

Gibson is also facing one count of attempted prostitution from an undercover operation by Naperville police May 11.

During the sting, five women allegedly offered to perform sex acts through postings on Backpage.com, the Herald News reports.

Undercover police officers contacted the women, who agreed to meet with them in in hotels or motels in Naperville, the report said.

According to a spokesperson for the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, Gibson is up for a status hearing Tuesday for the attempted prostitution charge.

Uncle T July 20, 2011 at 10:55 PM
Seriously? Our police department has so little to do, they are inviting hookers here for stings which should take place where prostitution might be considered a problem, or, at least, in the town they live in? This is ridiculous. Way to make Lemont look good, and put are tax dollars to good use. Unbelievable. F-.
Billy Leon July 21, 2011 at 12:32 AM
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Robyn Horn July 21, 2011 at 12:29 PM
I'm assuming this is not an ongoing problem with this motel or else we would have read more about it right. Just hate for a local motel to be housing prostitutes or luring them in with hourly rates just down the road from me. Was the "ring" of the others here in Lemont or in other areas.
Jack Mikolajczak July 21, 2011 at 01:46 PM
I think she looks better with her hair down...LOL
William Douglass July 21, 2011 at 06:43 PM
In other news: Fred Garvin continues to elude police.
Dave Garrison September 04, 2011 at 07:55 PM
Hey...I know her! Used to be a great chick...very sad. Must be drugs or something? I will pray for her.

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