Hungarian woman pleads guilty to prostitution
CENTREVILLE — A woman found hiding naked in a closet during a drug raid at a Stevensville residence faces deportation after pleading guilty to prostitution, according to Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney Lance Richardson.
Hungarian citizen Ilona Papp, 31, whose last known address is Miami, Fla., pleaded guilty to the single charge Aug. 31 in Queen Anne’s County District Court.
The Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force executed a warrant Aug. 29 at 113 Anna Carol Drive, the address of John Oday. While conducting surveillance on the Oday residence before entry, undercover officers observed a blonde woman being dropped off at Oday’s home, Richardson said. When police made entry into the house, they found her naked and hiding in a closet with John Oday nearby.
In her possession, Papp had a passport, a work visa, a large sum of cash — in excess of $7,000 — and 80 unused condoms, Richardson said.
Neither Papp nor Oday could explain to police how they were acquainted with one another, he added.
A search of Papp’s cell phone revealed she was posting her escort services on several websites along with her picture, police said. They reported finding a used condom next to the closet where she was hiding.
Evidence located at the scene indicated Oday paid $750 for two hours of Papp’s services, Richardson said.
Papp was held in the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center for three days, from her arrest Aug. 29 until her guilty plea on Aug. 31. Her case was expedited so that she could plead guilty, be released from jail and then deported to Hungary, Richardson said.
Papp will likely be barred from returning to the United States following this conviction, he added.
Police also discovered trace amounts of cocaine, 94 Methidiolone (steroid) pills, and 46 grams of liquid testosterone in Oday’s residence, Richardson said.
Oday was arrested and has been charged with possession of controlled dangerous substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and prostitution.
He was released by a District Court Commissioner pending trial Oct. 13 in the District Court.