Tip from Georgia Paper Leads to High-Price Prostitution Arrests

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By: E&P Staff

A tip from a local Georgia newspapers has led to the arrest of two suburban Atlanta women — including one who police identified as a former Penthouse Pet — for prostitution in a case in which “dates” could cost as much as $10,000, authorities said. More arrests of alleged call girls and customers are expected.

The district attorney said the arrests came after receiving a tip from The Gwinnett Daily Post. The newspaper was told about a Web site that detailed comments about services from call girls who operate in U.S. cities. The newspaper sent the information to Porter’s office in early November.

A check by E&P found that the TheEroticReview.com Web site was still in operation this afternoon with numerous new postings but no mention of the Georgia arrests. Message boards, and reviews of some of the
“escorts,” contained graphic material but paid “VIP” status was required to access more of the specifics.

The site also includes polls, with the current one on how the man would like to be greeted by the woman. Only 3% have voted for “handshake.”

The former Penthouse Pet, Lisa Ann Taylor, 42, was arrested Wednesday at her million-dollar home in the exclusive Sugarloaf Country Club area, outside Atlanta. She was charged with violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and with prostitution, keeping a place of prostitution and conspiracy to possess cocaine, District Attorney Danny Porter said.

Taylor goes by the name Melissa Wolf on the site and claims that she is “North America’s Most Published Centerfold and one of Penthouse Magazine’s Most Published Pets” on her personal Web site.

Her alleged partner, Nicole A. Probert, 30, of Lawrenceville, Ga., was arrested on the same charges. Police had to force entry into Probert’s home with a battering ram.

Both women are suspected of participating in prostitution in Gwinnett County and other states, Porter said.

“A ‘date’ can cost as much as $5,000 to $10,000,” Porter said. “Eight-hundred to $1,000 for the prostitution act is the bottom-line price. They have a large number of customers. … It’s not street prostitution.”

Porter said the women had plans for a “date” at Taylor’s home before the arrest.

In addition to complaints of unsavory activity, including women walking by windows scantily clad, an annual Halloween party was reported by neighbors as inappropriate, and parents were afraid to let their children trick-or-treat near the house, Porter said.

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