Court Overturns Woman’s Conviction In Sex-For-Tickets Case
Susan Finkelstein was convicted of attempted prostitution for placing an ad to offer sexual favors to get World Series tickets, but an appeals court overturned that decision.
Authorities had alleged that Susan Finkelstein posted a racy online ad, then met with an undercover Bensalem police officer in October 2009 and offered to perform sexual acts in exchange for tickets to see the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees.
Finkelstein acknowledged placing a “goofy” ad on Craigslist and hoping to use her “feminine wiles” to get tickets, but denied offering favors and said she wasn’t a prostitute.
At trial last year, Finkelstein was acquitted of prostitution but convicted of attempted prostitution.
Stephen Harris of the Bucks County prosecutor’s office has a different view:
“Our view is that if you’re selling sex for something of value, and certainly a World Series ticket is something of value, that is a business transaction,” he said.Click here for reuse options!
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