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Commonwealth v. Dodge

429 A.2d 1143 (1981)

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Commonwealth v. Dodge

Pennsylvania Superior Court

429 A.2d 1143 (1981)

Facts

Pennsylvania State Police were investigating prostitution in Pittsburgh. As part of the investigation, an undercover officer telephoned a woman later identified as Debbie Ross to arrange sexual services. Ross informed the officer of the cost for the “lady” and provided an address for a motel. The officer went to the motel and designated room provided by Ross, where he was greeted by Cindy Lou Dodge (defendant). Dodge told the officer that she needed to be paid up front. After discussing the specific services to be rendered, the officer paid Dodge $200, and she began to undress. The officer then arrested Dodge, and she was later convicted for prostitution. Dodge appealed on grounds that the statute criminalizing prostitution was unconstitutional.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Spaeth, J.)

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