Duluth Woman Pleads Guilty To Bemidji Prostitution
A Duluth woman arrested for prostitution in a Bemidji hotel has been sentenced to one year in jail, after pleaded guilty to the charge Wednesday.
Kate Elizabeth Daniels, 37, was arrested Friday, Sept. 16, after a hotel employee reported an ad on Backpage.com featuring a picture of a female guest staying at the hotel, according to a complaint.
Bemidji police officers located the ad and arranged a sexual encounter with Daniels via text messages, asking about prices beforehand, the complaint stated. Daniels referred to the costs in numbers of “roses.”
After a detective arrived for the meeting and followed Daniels to a hotel room, officers handcuffed her. Daniels later admitted to police that she had been “having men pay for time with her and that she was acting as an escort.” She confirmed that the online ad was hers.
Daniels was sentenced to one year in jail, 355 days of which was stayed. Because Daniels spent seven days in jail after her arrest, her sentence was served. She was also sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation, the Bemidji Pioneer reports.