Cedar Rapids woman's 106th arrest is for prostitution

Jeff Raasch
Published: August 14 2010 | 7:33 am - Updated: 31 March 2014 | 4:38 am in

Betty Lou Harris had been arrested 105 times by Cedar Rapids police, but never for prostitution.

That changed late Thursday night, when police said Harris propositioned an undercover officer in the 100 block of 14th Street SE. Harris, 40, was charged with prostitution and public intoxication, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday.

Police said the officer was driving by a house at 119 14th St. SE just before 11 p.m. when Harris yelled to him from the front porch. The officer stopped, Harris went to the car and eventually offered sex in exchange for money, according to the police report.

Harris was arrested and taken to the Linn County Jail. By Friday afternoon, she was no longer listed on the inmate roster.

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