BRISTOL - A Bristol woman charged with prostitution in Plymouth and in an assault in Southington has applied for a first-time offender program.
Alina Stein, 24, applied Thursday, in Bristol Superior Court, for Accelerated Rehabilitation. Should it be granted at her next hearing, on May 31, she could be placed on a form of pretrial probation for up to two years. Her success in the program could mean a prostitution charge filed against her would be dropped.
Stein’s attorney, Alfonzo Sirica, did not discuss on the record how the program would affect the assault case, in which she faces charges of second-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.
Stein was first arrested after she was involved in an altercation on July 27 at Lake Compounce in Southington. Police were called to the campsite there at about 9:45 a.m.
Officers found a man who had a cut to his head and bite marks on his arm, according to the police report. The man, who said he had been dating Stein for the past three weeks, was treated at the scene by medics and taken to Bristol Hospital, where it took three staples to close the cut to his head.
The victim said Stein became upset with him sometime overnight and started punching him all over his body, according to the report. She then allegedly used a flashlight to hit his head while the two were in a tent together and bit his arm three times, the report continued.
While free on bond in that case, Stein was arrested again in Plymouth on Feb. 8 after she and a 57-year-old man were seen leaving Jay’s Motel, at 40 Main St. in Terryville.
After investigating, the officer found that the man allegedly paid for a motel room and gave Stein $150 for an unspecified sex act, police said. Police said they met on seekingarrangement.com, which caters to “sugar daddies” looking to meet “sugar babies.”
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.