Woman to plead guilty to prostitutionA woman charged with prostitution in Grand Forks has told court officials she will plead guilty.
By: Forum Communications, The Jamestown Sun
GRAND FORKS — A woman charged with prostitution in Grand Forks has told court officials she will plead guilty.
Kayla Wright, 20, was arrested Feb. 17 at a Grand Forks motel with a customer, who found her advertising on the controversial website Backpage.com. Police, looking for a friend of hers inadvertently discovered the pair.
Wright was scheduled to go to trial Thursday after telling a judge earlier that she would plead not guilty. The trial was canceled.
She and her customer, Paul Balstad of Emerado, N.D., were charged in May with corresponding misdemeanors: prostitution for her and hiring someone for sex for him.
The maximum penalty for prostitution is 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Balstad pleaded guilty in August and was sentenced to four days in jail and a fine.