ST. GEORGE – Two women were arrested Friday for alleged sexual solicitation and exploitation of prostitution.
St. George Police investigators responded to an online ad from a woman allegedly offering sexual acts for money and made arrangement to meet the woman at a hotel, St. George Sgt. Derek Lewis said.
Kayla Edwards, 22, of Los Angeles, and Malia Guerrero, 42, of Las Vegas, were arrested by the St. George Police Friday night. Edwards was identified by police as the one allegedly offering sex for money. Guerrero is accused of transporting Edwards from Las Vegas to St. George so that she could meet the individual who they believed had answered the online solicitation.
According to a probable cause statement, Guerrero denied knowingly transporting Edwards across state lines for the purpose of sexual solicitation. In exchange for bringing her to St. George, Guerrero said Edwards would pay for her gas.
Edwards was charged with a class-A misdemeanor for sexual solicitation and a class-B for not having a business license.
Guerrero was charged with a third-degree felony exploitation of prostitution.
Persons charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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