Woman sentenced for prostitution in Naperville

A woman from Chicago has been ordered to perform community service work, after being convicted of prostitution last year inside a Naperville hotel.

The woman, Delores M. Ellzey, also was arrested last spring and charged with prostitution in northwest suburban Arlington Heights, according to published reports. That case is pending.

Ellzey, 31, pleaded guilty in DuPage County Circuit Court to misdemeanor charges of prostitution and possession of 2.5 grams or less of marijuana in the Naperville matter.

Associate Judge Alexander McGimpsey on Wednesday accepted the plea, ordering Ellzey to perform 50 hours of public service work and undergo testing for sexually-transmitted diseases, court records showed. McGimpsey also placed her on a year of court supervision.

Naperville police arrested Ellzey and an associate, Clyde Classberry, just before 11 p.m. on April 14, 2013, police said last year. The arrests were made at a hotel on the 1600 block of Naperville-Wheaton Road on the city’s northeast side, a hotel police declined to identify by name.

Police Cmdr. Lou Cammiso said Ellzey came under investigation after “advertising sexual favors on the Internet.” A police officer “with professional experience in the field made a sex-for-money agreement with her, and she was charged with prostitution” that night, Cammiso said.

Classberry, 27, of Elgin, also was arrested and charged in the case. Cammiso said Classberry “is reportedly Ellzey’s boyfriend, and he acts as ‘protection’ for the prostitution activity.”

Court records indicated Classberry pleaded guilty on April 26, 2013 to a misdemeanor charge of the attempted promoting of prostitution. He was sentenced to 24 days in DuPage County Jail and placed on a year of conditional discharge, a form of probation.

Classberry in July 2008 was fined $300, after being found guilty of shoplifting earlier that year in South Elgin, according to Kane County Circuit Court records.

He was ordered in January 2013 to perform 100 hours of community service work, spend 11 months on conditional discharge and pay $500 in fines and legal fees, after being convicted of an August 2011 charge of battery in Elgin, records showed.

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