Hopkins cheerleader 'guilty, regretful' over prostitution - KMSP-TV

Hopkins cheerleader 'guilty, regretful, remorseful' over prostitution

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A former Hopkins High School cheerleader pleaded guilty to three prostitution-related charges in which she admitted to placing online sex ads soliciting a fellow cheerleader.

Montia Parker, 18, turned down an initial plea deal that would have sent her to prison for up to five years. Instead, a hearing was set for Oct. 11 at which Parker's lawyer and a Hennepin County prosecutor will argue over her sentence.

The Minnesota sentencing guidelines recommend between 90 and 108 months in prison for the prostitution charges. Parker's lawyer made it clear Friday that he would be arguing for significantly less than 45 months in prison.

Montia Parker admitted that in March she had several conversations and exchanged text messages with a 16-year-old girl who also attended Hopkins High School and who she knew through cheerleading at the school.

Parker talked to the victim about earning money through prostitution. The victim agreed, and Parker placed ads Backpage.com that generated two calls – one of which led to a $60 transaction for sex at an apartment.

When asked by her lawyer how she felt, Parker said, "Guilty. Regretful. Remorseful."

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