NYC Correction Employee Busted for Prostitution

Backpage.com screenshot
Backpage.com screenshot

A New York City correction employee was arrested on charges of prostitution after authorities say she offered an undercover cop sex for $120.

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Geliesha Smith, 26, went by the name “Lisa” in ads offering sexual services on sites like Backpage.com, authorities say. Smith, who made $75,000 working for the city, promised clients a “one-of-a-kind experience” and boasted that she enjoyed kissing, the New York Daily News reports.

Last week, according to officials, Smith got a room at a Days Inn in Brooklyn, N.Y. She booked an appointment with a man she believed was a client, only to discover after police stormed the room that he was an undercover cop, according to the report.

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Peter Thorne, a New York City Department of Correction spokesman, told the Daily News that Smith was a probationary employee, hired in March, but that she has worked her last day in corrections.

“We have zero tolerance for any illegal behavior on the part of staff,” Thorne said. “This employee was immediately suspended and is being terminated.”

Read more at the New York Daily News.

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Silly corrections officer made the mistake of doing something illegal outside of prison walls.