Friday, June 27, 2008

Subway sex

Ride the subway get sex.

That ought to increase ridership exponentially.

Metro workers snagged in sex sting
by Taryn Luntz, The Examiner

WASHINGTON (Map, News) - A Metro station manager and a Metro custodian were arrested on prostitution charges after an undercover transit police investigation found they arranged sexual trysts for money from inside the Dupont Circle Metro station.

At one point the employees used the Metro loudspeaker system to facilitate an illicit sexual arrangement, according to police who arrested the pair last week.

Sharon Waters, a Red Line station manager, told an undercover police officer at the Dupont Circle station June 4 that she could arrange meetings with local prostitutes for him, according to court documents.

The officer returned to the station at 11:45 p.m. June 11 and met with Waters, who told him she was organizing a “sex” party in the Washington area for a $100 cover charge, court records show.

Waters said she also could arrange for another, unidentified Metro station manager to meet the officer for sex, but that she couldn't find her at that time, according to the affidavit.

Waters then used the Metro loudspeaker system to page Pam Goins, a Metro custodian who Waters said would be interested, and the officer and Waters went to the Farragut North Metro station to meet her, according to the documents.

Goins told the officer she would have sex with him for $200, and the two agreed to meet in the officer's hotel room later in the week, after Goins grabbed his crotch and made several references to sexual acts she wanted to perform with him, records show.

Two days later, the officer requested Waters send a prostitute to him at his hotel room at the Washington Hilton, and she dispatched “Maria” and “Keisha,” who said they would engage in a “threesome” with him for $1,000.

When they didn't arrive after two hours, Goins said she would take a break from work and come to his hotel room for sex, according to the documents.

The officer first approached Waters after transit police obtained a flier advertising what appeared to be sex trips to Brazil organized by the “Blossom Express Travel Agency,” with Waters' name listed as the contact.

A copy of the flier obtained by The Examiner shows pictures of two women and advertises a six-night, $1,665 trip to Rio De Janeiro above sexually suggestive text.
Several other fliers advertised similar trips and displayed Waters' e-mail address or cell phone number.

According to the court documents, Waters told the officer at the Dupont Circle station that there would be sex for sale on the trip and showed him a book with pictures of the women who would be available.

Waters has been a Metro employee since 1990 and is currently on administrative leave, Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel said. She earned a base salary of $56,647 in fiscal 2006.

When arrested, police found Goins with $141 worth of stolen merchandise from Victoria’s Secret, including clothes and cosmetics.

Goins, who court records show has a 1993 felony conviction after pleading guilty to a violation of the National Firearms Act, was hired in 2002 and no longer worked for the agency as of Monday, Taubenkibel said. Goins made $33,801 in fiscal 2006.

Waters declined to comment on the charges, and Goins could not be reached for comment.
Transit police said they are investigating the incidents to determine whether there were other employees involved.