BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine — Two men and a woman were recently arrested and face charges related to prostitution.
Jacob Kaler, 32, of Boothbay Harbor was charged with engaging a prostitute and Holli Hudson, 24, of Skowhegan was charged with engaging in prostitution, said Boothbay Harbor police Detective Jared Mitkus on Wednesday afternoon. Both are Class E misdemeanors.
Kaler and Hudson were arrested on Feb. 16 in Boothbay Harbor.
A third person, Reginald Bouchard, 69, was arrested at his Skowhegan home on Tuesday on a warrant and charged with promotion of prostitution, a Class D misdemeanor.
For promotion of prostitution, Mitkus said, “all you do is you’re aiding someone in the process of prostitution, like giving someone a ride [to perform the crime].”
The initial arrests of Kaler and Hudson stemmed from police investigating a suspicious vehicle near Bay Street and Summit Road in Boothbay Harbor around 2 a.m. Feb. 16. Mitkus said he could not give out any more details.
All three suspects have since been released on bail.
Mitkus said it’s rare to see crimes involving prostitution.
“I’m going on eight years here and this is the first time I’ve dealt with it here,” he said.