What Mesa resident Laurie Kelly told police was "a manic sexual rage inside of her which she cannot control" has landed her a stint in jail, and a few years of probation.
That's because police said she gave beer to some random homeless people in a Mesa park, and told them to watch her 6-year-old kid while she went to work as a prostitute.
According to court documents previously obtained by New Times, a woman decided to check out why a child in Mesa's Evergreen Park had been hanging out with homeless folks, who had been sipping on beers in the park for a few hours that August evening.
Eventually, the woman asked the 6-year-old girl where here mother was, and when the girl said she didn't know, the woman called police.
Kelly, 43, made it back to the park by the time police showed up, and police asked her what exactly she'd been doing tonight.
She told police that she'd bought beers for random strangers in the park, and also asked those same random strangers to watch her 6-year-old daughter while she went to "make some money," according to court documents.
By "make some money," Kelly clarified that she "went and sold her body for sexual favors," according to the documents, and said she'd been with two customers that afternoon.
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The witness told police that the girl was in the park without her mother for about four hours, and her homeless, beer-drinking babysitters just gave up on supervising the girl after a while, the documents say.
"[Kelly] told me she hoped nothing bad would happen like injury or heat exhaustion...or even kidnapping, however, she told me she a manic sexual rage inside of her which she cannot control, and needed to have sex," the arresting officer wrote in a probable-cause statement. "As a result [Kelly] left her daughter in danger to go have fun."
For this, Kelly begins her 30-day jail sentence today. When she's done, she'll spend the next four years on probation.