A former Waterville woman who was charged with stealing from a prospective massage customer in a Belfast motel in June was arrested Monday in Fairfield on charges of engaging in prostitution.

Marissa Rachel Hudson, 29, of Fairfield, was taken into custody following a raid by police and the execution of a search warrant at her home at a Savage Street mobile home park. She was charged additionally with violating conditions of her release on earlier charges, according to Fairfield Police Chief Thomas Gould.

“The arrest came after a four-month-long investigation by Officer Shanna Blodgett into the goings-on at the location,” Gould said. Gould said he could not discuss additional details of the ongoing investigation other than to say Hudson was arrested at her residence and charged with engaging in prostitution.

Hudson and James Butcher, 29, both then of Waterville, were charged in June with felony class C theft of more than $500 cash as well as electronics including an iPhone and a navigation system, a leather jacket, rain gear and other items worth more than $500.

Belfast Police Chief Mike McFadden said in June that a group of motorcyclists from New York were staying at the Fireside Inn on U.S. Route 1 in Belfast and one of the motorcyclists wanted a massage, so he logged on to a website that provided such services and found someone who would offer it.

“He said he was looking for a massage. I don’t know if it was anything more than that, but the female and two males, one of whom was Butcher, arrived and somehow everyone met in the gentleman’s motel,” McFadden said at the time. “Basically, the male victim decided he didn’t want the services he asked for.”

McFadden said the victim told police he had a conversation with the two men about the fact that there was a cost for the woman — Hudson — and two men to drive from Waterville to Belfast. At some point, the motorcyclist realized his belongings were missing and called police and gave them a description of the woman and two men, as well as the telephone number for the escort service.

Belfast police found the couple and later recovered the victim’s belongings from the Waterville couple’s home except the more than $500 cash. Hudson and Butcher were issued summonses on the felony theft charges.

In 2010, Hudson was charged with theft after shoplifting cosmetic items from the Hannaford supermarket at Elm Plaza in Waterville and served three days in jail. In 2013, she was charged with operating with a suspended license and convicted. In March, she was arrested on a warrant. At the time, she listed her occupation as exotic dancer, according to Waterville police.

Hudson remained held without bail late Tuesday. She is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning in Skowhegan, according to a jail intake officer.

Another woman, Laura Penny, 35, of Augusta, also was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a theft charge during the raid Monday.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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Twitter: @Doug_Harlow


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