Upper Arlington News

Police charge UA woman with felony prostitution


After receiving reports from "multiple sources," Upper Arlington police charged a woman with selling sex from her Chateau Circle apartment.

Lisa E. Robinson, 40, of 2810 Chateau Circle was charged with felony prostitution and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia following her arrest Monday, Oct. 21, at her home.

According to Upper Arlington police Detective Andrew Wuertz, local police and officials from the Franklin County Drug Task Force arrested Robinson around 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21 after an investigation he said went on "for the past couple months."

Robinson is accused of engaging in prostitution at her residence, which is on the city's west side.

Wuertz said police began investigating Robinson after receiving reports of alleged prostitution occurring at her apartment from "multiple sources." He would not confirm if those reports came from neighbors, customers or others.

"We found documents supporting the prostitution charge and drug paraphernalia and a very small amount of narcotics," he said.

Wuertz said unidentified pills and a substance police suspect is cocaine were taken from the apartment. He said Robinson could face additional drug charges pending the result of laboratory tests on the substances collected.

He added that police don't currently believe Robinson was involved in a prostitution ring.

"I think this was purely her doing it on her own," he said. "This isn't her first rodeo."

A check of the Franklin County Municipal County Clerk's public records database shows Robinson has been arrested at least seven times since 2006 for crimes including solicitation, possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false information to law enforcement.

She also was charged with several traffic offenses, according to court records, for speeding and driving under suspension.

A press release issued Oct. 21 by the Upper Arlington Police Division requested that anyone with additional information related to Robinson and most recent arrest call the division at 614-583-5160.