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Woman avoids jail for prostitution in Eagle

Steve Lynn
Vail correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colo. ” A woman who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor prostitution will not go to jail, according to Eagle County court records.

Heather Lee Linton, 38, was arrested March 10 on a prostitution charge, a rarity in Eagle County. She had met with an undercover investigator at an Eagle hotel and offered to “perform sexual acts” for $400, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office has said.

Linton was ordered to pay $121 in fines and court costs after she pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday, authorities said. A possession of marijuana charge against Linton was dismissed, said Arleen Sandberg of the Eagle County District Attorney’s Office.

An informant’s tip led to the undercover investigation and Linton’s arrest, said Sara Cross, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office.

Linton was working alone, and her arrest wasn’t an indication of a larger prostitution ring, Cross has said.

No number for Linton was listed in the phone book. The Sheriff’s Office has said Linton lived in Minturn, but a March 11 jail record said she was homeless.

The last time prostitution was reported to the Sheriff’s Office was in August 2002, Cross has said.