Police said Wednesday they will try to revoke the business license of a private modeling agency whose employee was recently charged with soliciting sex from an undercover officer.
Police Sgt. Jim Foster said the officer visited New Images, 2480 S. Main Street, Suite 214, about 3:40 p.m. Friday and paid $50 for a half-hour private modeling session with a female employee.The session features nude and semi-nude modeling.
During the course of the session, the officer asked the price of a sex act. The woman said it would cost $10. She later lowered it to $5, then offered it for nothing, Foster said.
The officer arrested a 39-year-old woman and issued her a misdemeanor citation charging her with offering and agreeing to a sex act.
The city council is scheduled to consider revoking New Images' 22-day-old business license at an Aug. 10 hearing, said City Attorney Clinton Balmforth.
"We're going to seek a license revocation," Foster said. "They have to argue why their license should not be revoked." The city council has the final decision on whether to revoke a business license.
Foster said New Images was targeted last week because of the large number of complaints the police department had received from neighboring businesses.
The sergeant said New Images is one of four similar private modeling businesses in South Salt Lake that the police department is investigating.