An Allegheny County woman is in the Blair County Prison on prostitution charges after she allegedly set up a date with a state trooper through an online classified ad.
Danielle R. Tabb, 28, of Homestead is accused of meeting the undercover state trooper at the Ramada Altoona Conference Center on Sheraton Drive early Friday, according to charges filed by state police.
Trooper Dustin S. Sosak, who is assigned to the police's vice unit, was checking classified ads on
backpage.com under the escorts section, when he came across a listing for "Milan," who said she would be visiting the State College area April 25 and 26, records show. The listing promised a "sensual unrushed experience" and said she was "open minded and loved to have fun," according to the affidavit of probable cause.
The trooper called the phone number provided at 9:53 p.m. Thursday, but no one answered. A few minutes later, he received a phone call from a woman identifying herself as "Milan," who police later identified as Tabb.
Police said Tabb told the trooper she was in State College and would be passing through Altoona around midnight. Police said Tabb called back at 10:40 p.m., asked if Sosak still wanted company and took down the address of the hotel. At midnight, Tabb arrived at the trooper's room and after some small talk allegedly told him it was $225 for an hour. Tabb also said she had condoms and the only thing she didn't do was kiss. After the trooper counted out $220 - Tabb agreed to charge that amount because he
didn't have change - he laid the money on the table, police contend.
When Tabb began to undress after agreeing to start off with oral sex, the trooper gave the signal, and she was taken into custody by waiting officers, police said.
Tabb was booked on misdemeanor prostitution and a summary charge of disorderly conduct and lodged in jail on a $5,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is slated for Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Steven Jackson.