You have to imagine that Lacey Caroll, one-time professional beauty pageant contestant,

You have to imagine that Lacey Caroll, one-time professional beauty pageant contestant, is handling this situation with grace and poise. Of course, grace may be a bridge too far given that Caroll, perhaps best known for accusing and then suing magician David Copperfield over her alleged 2007 rape, is pleading guilty to charges related to a case in which she allegedly offered a man sex in exchange for cash.Caroll, the runner up for Miss Washington USA 2010, was working as a waitress in Bellevue last December when she was arrested on charges of prostitution. Prosecutors said that during a drunken encounter at a Bellevue hotel with one of her 31-year-old customers, Caroll allegedly offered the man sex in exchange for $2,000. After he refused, she left their room. The man later told police that after going downstairs, he saw Caroll in the lobby telling the hotel staff that she had been “taken advantage of.” Surveillance photos from the hotel lobby and witness accounts by the hotel staff told a different story. Bellevue prosecutors eventually charged Caroll with prostitution, filing a false police report, and police obstruction. Her lawsuit against Copperfield was dropped shortly thereafter. On Monday, prosecutors agreed to drop all but the obstruction charge in exchange for Caroll’s guilty plea. She’ll pay $953, complete 30 hours of community service and participate in an alcohol-awareness class.


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