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Three charged in Naperville prostitution case

A nervous or impatient man apparently played an unwitting role in his own arrest and those of two other people, in an alleged instance of prostitution at a hotel on Naperville’s northeast side.

Sephora B. Lewis, 24, whose hometown was not provided, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of prostitution during the incident. Two reputed clients — James Kush, 32, of Aurora, and David M. Peloza, 46, of Lombard — face trial on charges of patronizing a prostitute, according to written Naperville police reports.

Sgt. Bill Davis said police were sent about 1:18 a.m. Tuesday to investigate a report of “a suspicious person” prowling the grounds of a hotel on the 1600 block of Naperville-Wheaton Road. Davis declined to identify the hotel.

A man, later identified as Peloza, “was observed wandering around the parking lot for a while and then went into a hotel room,” Davis said via email. “After coming back out, (he) was stopped by the officers in the lot and questioned about his behavior.”

Further investigation determined Peloza “was patronizing a prostitute at that location,” Davis said. Lewis and Kush were found inside the hotel a short time later, and police determined “they were also involved in an act of prostitution,” Davis said.

Kush, Lewis and Peloza were all taken to the police station for photographing, fingerprinting and processing. Davis said all three were later released on bond.

An examination of court documents indicated neither Peloza, Lewis nor Kush has a criminal record in DuPage, Kane and Will counties. Their arraignment dates in DuPage County Circuit Court are pending.

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