July 18, 2010

Valerie Simmons Charged $20 For A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Valerie Simmons Jail Booking

St. Petersburg, Florida (The Weekly Vice) Valerie Simmons a 48-year-old Florida woman was arrested Saturday for after she allegedly offered to have sex with a cop for $20, and then was later found to be HIV positive.

According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, Simmons offered to have sex with an undercover police officer for $20. Before officers could arrest her, she reportedly ingested two rock of crack cocaine right in front of them.

The real twist in the case came when Simmons informed officers that she has been HIV positive since 2005. Court records show she has previously been arrested for prostitution on two prior occasions.

Simmons was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on charges of prostitution, prostitution while HIV positive, and tampering with physical evidence. Her bond was set at $15,000.

Haley Mattson
The Weekly Vice

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