Courtney Konst in Clark County Municipal Court. Jeff Guerini/Staff

Woman charged with promoting prostitution in Springfield

A Dayton woman has been arrested and charged in connection with promoting prostitution in Springfield.

Courtney Konst, 22, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court after police conducted a sting operation at a local hotel. They said they found advertisements for prostitution on Backpage.com and contacted the women under the guise that they were looking to pay for sex.

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“We received a response from an ad promoting two females who were allegedly sisters,” the police report says. “We were advised both women would respond and the cost would be $300 for sex with both women.”

Police agreed to meet with the women at a local hotel room Wednesday, police said. The women were arrested at the scene. Authorities said they were driven to the location by Konst, who was questioned by police.

“Ms. Konst advised she knew she was bringing the other two females to the hotel to engage in sexual activity for money and advised she was to receive $20 of their earnings for gas money,” the police report says. “Ms. Konst also advised she made the ad on the web site to solicit the two females.”

She pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday and her bond was set at $5,000.

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