Minturn woman arrested for prostitution |

Minturn woman arrested for prostitution

Matt Terrell
Vail correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colo. ” A Minturn woman was arrested on pros­titution charges, a rarity in Eagle County, after meet­ing with an undercover investigator at an Eagle hotel and offering to “perform sexual acts” for $400, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Heather Linton, 38, was arrested Monday for suspi­cion of prostitution, a Class 3 misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, a petty offense. An infor­mant’s tip led to the undercover investigation and her arrest, said Sara Cross, public information officer for the sheriff’s office.

The last time prostitution was reported to the sheri­ff’s office was in August 2002, Cross said.

“This is the first arrest [for prostitution] we’ve had in a long time,” Cross said. Linton was working alone, and her arrest isn’t an indication of a larger prostitu­tion ring, Cross said.

Linton was booked into the Eagle County jail on Monday and released Tuesday on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond.