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Police: 71-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Prostitution in Glastonbury

A 71-year-old woman was arrested on prostitution charges at Homewood Suites in Glastonbury Friday.

The East Central Narcotics Task Force arrested a 71-year-old Westport woman on prostitution charges after police say she arranged to have sex for money in a Glastonbury hotel.

Sygun Liebhart, 71, of 80 Easton Road, Westport, placed an ad on the website Backpage.com promoting herself under the “escort” section as “Lola,” according to police.

Liebhart met with an individual at Homewood Suites, 65 Glastonbury Boulevard, and made a deal to perform sexual acts for money. Members of the East Central Narcotics Task Force then placed Liebhart under arrest.

She was charged with a single count of prostitution and was released on $500 non-surety bond.

James Bond January 29, 2013 at 02:23 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
NewToFanwood January 29, 2013 at 01:08 PM
Ridiculous. Isn't it high time we abolished archaic, sexist and hypocritical laws? If we need to leave prostitution on the books, then at least make solicitation a crime. I hope the cops didn't have do anything "immoral" to determine illegal activity. Seriously, I never thought I would champion prostitution, but leave her alone. Who will join me in attempting to get laws overturned? Who will start a fund for this lady? Jane Mann, A 70-year-old psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker, NJ
ManchesterCity January 29, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Was this supposed to be sarcasm? Prostitution and Solicitation (under the name 'Patronizing a Prostitute') are both crimes in Connecticut and both punished at the same level. Take your 'sexist laws' argument somewhere else.
NewToFanwood January 30, 2013 at 01:44 AM
Yes, sarcasm. I didn't realize solicitation is a crime in CT. At least CT is consistent. I just think the prostitution laws ought to be abolished. I know that's an extremely unpopular idea and will never happen.
James Bond January 30, 2013 at 02:01 AM
Then I guess you're putting up the bail $$$$?
NewToFanwood January 30, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Not at all. Just the idea of prostitution sickens me. I'm not looking for a cause. It's just that when this older woman was arrested, I wondered why we haven't stepped away from this activity. Squashing the law doesn't mean we condone sex for hire, it means we recognize it goes on. We are enlightened. I admit I am naive here and haven't thoroughly researched all of the ramifications, but geez. A 71 year old woman being arrested for trying to make a living? Let her and collect taxes. There is a much larger societal issue that needs to be addressed than making her the scapegoat. Don't you think?
NewToFanwood January 30, 2013 at 01:47 PM
How is it that a woman that age is earning her living that way? That's the deeper and more disturbing issue to me. Who are we, the well-off, more fortunate to judge her situation or choice? Maybe what we are saying is "Not in my backyard." I buy that.
NewToFanwood January 30, 2013 at 07:32 PM
And another thing. She wasn't standing on a street corner. We, the taxpayers, employed our police, perhaps some men among them, to search the newspaper ads for women advertising sex for sale. I mean, these officers are only human, aren't they? Then, we put them in the path of someone who might attempt to bribe them. Fortunately, these officers were not corruptible. They handcuffed this old lady and took her off to jail. The absurdity of the whole thing! Do you have any thoughts?
James Bond January 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM
To be fair I think we'd have to have been in on the interview.What we don't know was what she may have said to the police.I do agree that going through the paper seems trite.However,the cops may have been looking for something else and ran across this..who really knows.I know one thing for sure,I don't think there is enough alochol to make me THAT blind.
NewToFanwood January 31, 2013 at 01:53 AM
I read that the police were tipped off. Some holier-than-thou person perhaps. Or maybe she was traipsing around in the hotel halls inappropriately and was turned in by the hotel staff. Who knows? Maybe our laws could be modified to say how this activity could be practiced in specific locales and discreetly. Advertising, ok. Standing around on street corners or inappropriate attire, no. Under 21, no. What do you think?

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