Charges expected soon in Medora alleged prostitution caseCharges are expected to be filed soon in a case allegedly involving the hiring of a prostitute by several oil field workers at a Medora residence in January.
By: Bryan Horwath, The Dickinson Press
Charges are expected to be filed soon in a case allegedly involving the hiring of a prostitute by several oil field workers at a Medora residence in January.
Information pertaining to an alleged incident on Doc Hubbard Drive in Medora the night of Jan. 14 has been turned over to city attorney Sandra Kuntz, according to a release from the Medora Police Department.
Several phone messages left for Kuntz this week were not returned. In an email to The Press Friday afternoon, Kuntz declined to comment on when information about the nature of the charges or names would be released, stating “I have prior obligations and will not be able to address your request until Tues(day).”
According to the MPD release and information obtained by The Press, officers from the MPD, Billings County Sheriff’s Office and the North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a “keep the peace” call at a residence in Medora where a company was set to terminate five employees and remove them from where they were staying.
MPD Chief John Bey said information was received that the individuals in question had allegedly hired a female to come to Medora for “sexual favors” sometime in January. Bey said the alleged prostitute was believed to be from Wisconsin, but did not elaborate on her current whereabouts.
A MPD spokesperson said company vehicles parked at the Doc Hubbard Drive residence on Jan. 14 featured the word “Ace.” When contacted by The Press Friday, a representative from Ace Energy Services out of Colorado said AES does house a number of employees in Medora, but declined to comment further, citing confidentiality restraints.
When reached by phone Friday, AES General Manager Hershell Clawson would neither confirm nor deny that AES employees were involved in the Jan. 14 request for assistance from law enforcement or any alleged crimes involving prostitution.