NORWALK, Conn. – Two women were charged with prostitution in Norwalk on Tuesday after police found ads they had placed on Craigslist, police say.
The Norwalk Police Special Services Division performed a sting operation on Internet-based prostitution after receiving complaints, according to police reports. Undercover officers made contact with two women who had posted listings with Norwalk tags offering sexual services, police say.
Sophie Larevoy, 20, of Allen Road, Norwalk, posted her cellphone number in the ad, according to police reports. When contacted by an officer she said he could come pick her up, and then sent a text message with “a list of sexual services she could perform and the applicable rates,” Norwalk Police said in a press release.
Officers picked up Larevoy on Chestnut Street and arrested her without a struggle, police say. She was charged with one count of prostitution and held on $2,500 bond. She is due in court on Aug. 23.
An undercover officer also contacted Carolyn Aiello, 47, of Osprey, Fla., who had also posted an ad with pictures saying she was staying at a Norwalk motel, police say. The officer made arrangements to meet her at the motel and before his arrival contacted the officer several times and “initiated dialogue with the officer about the services she provided,” according to the press release.
Aiello offered sexual services to the undercover officer for $300 when he arrived, according to the police report.
She was then arrested by other officers and charged with one count of prostitution. She was held on $5,000 bond and is due in court on Aug. 23.