PLYMOUTH - Two people are facing prostitution charges after allegedly meeting on a website that caters to “sugar daddies” and “sugar babies,” before they were arrested at a Plymouth motel.
Keith Labbe, 57, of Watertown, and Alina Stein, 24, of 90 Rosemont Ave., Bristol, are each facing charges after they were found leaving Jay’s Motel, at 40 Main St., in Terryville, police said Tuesday.
While investigating an unrelated shoplifting incident and looking for a vehicle suspected to be involved, an officer who was checking the parking lot at Jay’s saw a man who appeared about 60 years old and a young looking female outside the motel last Thursday. Believing the female may have been a minor who was involved in human trafficking, the officer decided to investigate, police said.
The two people got into a pickup truck and quickly drove away, leaving the lot through the driveway that is designated as an entrance only, police said. The officer pulled the vehicle over not far from the motel.
Upon further investigation, the officer found that Labbe allegedly paid for the motel room and gave Stein $150 for an unspecified sex act, police said. She was found with that amount in her purse, according to police.
Police said Labbe and Stein met on a website that caters to “sugar daddies” looking to meet “sugar babies.”
Labbe has been charged with patronizing a prostitute. Stein has been charged with prostitution.
Both have been released on non-surety bonds - meaning neither of them had to put up any funds. They are scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Feb. 20.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.