The wife of the director of Chester County’s Department of Emergency Services was one of five women arrested during a prostitution sting at a Center City hotel in Philadelphia.
Theresa Atkins, 49, of the 100 block of Woodgate Lane in Paoli, was arrested Wednesday and charged with prostitution, according to the West Chester Daily Local News and Fox29 News. Her husband is Edward J. Atkins, 59, a retired Air Force colonel who has headed the department for about 10 years.
The sting, which netted five women, including Atkins, began about noon Wednesday and lasted several hours, the Philadelphia Daily News reported. The women worked for different escort services and charged from $200 to $400 per hour for sex, according to the Daily News. All were charged with prostitution.