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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Caseyville Joins the Craigslist Sex Crackdown

Posted By on Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Last week, the Cook County Sheriff's Department filed a federal lawsuit demanding that the creators of take down their site's "erotic services" section, calling it "The largest source of prostitution in America."

Apparently the fuzz in the Metro East community of Caseyville are following the Chicago-area sheriff's lead. On Monday the city's police arrested Reena Lee Corpos (right) at the Days Inn in Caseyville after undercover cops arranged a meeting with her via her Craigslist sex ad.

The Belleville News-Democrat has the whole story, including details of Corpos' lengthy rap sheet:

According to the police report, Corpos noticed a wad of bills on a table in the hotel room and asked how much the officer had. When he told her he had $316, she said she would "do the sex thing" for $316. 

A records check shows Corpos has prostitution arrests dating back to 1991. She has 20 arrests for prostitution and soliciting in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Massachusetts, Illinois and Missouri. Her latest arrest was for two counts of prostitution in St. Louis on Feb. 11.

Surely the world is a better place because men can no longer, ahem, "do the sex thing" with Reena Lee. And if the media-hounding Chicago sheriff gets his way (despite the fact that the he didn't tell his county's state's attorney or attorney general about the suit) and Craigslist stops posting erotic services (it won't), prostitution will cease to exist. Right? 

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