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Prostitution sting nets four arrests

Posted May 5, 2010

— Four people are facing charges after a prostitution sting operation along Martin Street, Idlewild Avenue and Wilmington Street in downtown Raleigh.

Kelli Jo Smith, 41, of 804 Green St. in Durham, Lisa Michelle Moore, 47, of 1131 Summerkings Court Apt. 102 in Raleigh, and Sharon Denise Clay, 45, of an unknown Raleigh address, were arrested and charged with prostitution Tuesday.

Lawyer Edward Gregory, 46, of an unknown Raleigh address, was charged with aiding and abetting prostitution.

Moore and Clay were being held Wednesday in the Wake County jail under separate $2,000 bonds. Smith and Gregory were being held in the same jail under separate $1,000 bonds.

All four are scheduled to be in court May 25.


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  • flapy May 6, 6:41 p.m.

    @ groovy yeah sure ya are lol

  • HowManyOunces May 6, 12:45 p.m.

    "Legalize it, tax it and regulate it. They don't call it the world's oldest profession for nothing. It's not going to stop, we need to recognize that fact and move forward, just like almost every other country."

    I agree.

  • Groovy May 6, 11:57 a.m.

    @ncouterbanks - "I can not imagine being desperate enough to higher a prostitute. I can promise if I ever am that desperate the girl will not be in her forties. WOW."
    I'm 45, blonde, fit and HOTT and I wouldn't have a youngun' like you ever...You wouldn't know what to do with it anyway.

  • Justin T. May 6, 11:48 a.m.

    Until prostitution is legal and regulated to prevent the spread of disease... cracking down on it is not a waste of taxpayer money, in my opinion.

  • nerdlywehunt May 6, 10:58 a.m.

    What a waste of taxpayers money.........go get some violent druggies.........

  • drh3102 May 6, 10:40 a.m.

    What is the deal. Are these Grandmothers the best that Raleigh has to offer? I would bet that the only offers they have had in weeks came from the officers that busted them.

  • westoflyra May 6, 10:35 a.m.

    I wonder what kind of prostitute these ladies were? The nasty streetwalker variety or high class "escorts"?

  • notagain1903 May 6, 10:23 a.m.

    WOW 4 whole people arrested great police work there!! And they couldn't find anymore? What about the drug dealers and gangs in the area??? Are they to TOUGH for the cops to pursue??? Must be since they just busted women!! Great police work there now lets call it a night.....

  • McLovin May 6, 10:22 a.m.

    "I can not imagine being desperate enough to higher a prostitute. I can promise if I ever am that desperate the girl will not be in her forties. WOW."

    Have you seen what some people look like these days?? I mean, all these women (not girls) just look at it like this: There are a lot of ugly people out there that never get laid, we are just trying to make a buck off of it.

    And dont be so sure you would mess around with a 40+ year old woman - as Mr Bob Barker use to say - this showcase can be all yours if the price is right...

  • Tater Salad Returns May 6, 10:21 a.m.

    I wonder how many of the prostitutes in question reaked of highway patrolman cologne?