Officers with the East Central Narcotics Task Force made a prostitution arrest at the Hilton Gardens Hotel in Glastonbury yesterday and said the woman was operating under an alias to avoid another prostitution charge.
Officers from the taskforce were investigating suspected prostitution and drug activity at the hotel at 85 Glastonbury Turnpike and went undercover.
Officers arranged to meet with a woman who offered the undercover officer an hour of sex for $200, police said.
The undercover officer met with the prostitute, discussed what he could expect for his $200 and she agreed to the arrangements, then taskforce officers moved in and arrested her, police said.
The woman initially identified herself through a North Carolina driver’s license as Kelly Laughlin, 36, but she later confessed to using this name to avoid a warrant out of North Carolina on another prostitution charge, police said.
Her real name, according to police, is Kristen Lynn Hall. She is 31 and has a temporary address in Manchester.
She was charged with prostitution, interfering with the police and criminal Impersonation.
Police seized $235 in cash was seized and impounded Hall’s 2013 Honda CRV.
Bond was set at $15,000 surety.
Anyone with information about illicit drug activity is asked to contact the East Central Narcotics Task Force at (860) 645-5548.