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Colorado man robbed by prostitute convicted of solicitation

GREELEY – A Colorado man who was robbed by a prostitute he met online has been convicted of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution.

The Greeley Tribune reports Ayuk Ratna Taladhar of Greeley was sentenced Thursday to 10 hours of community service and nine months of probation.

Taladhar called police in December 2016 to report a theft at his house. He told officers he’d hired a woman he found on Backpage.com to give him a massage. She asked him to shower and, not trusting her, he set up his smartphone to record her. Court records say the footage showed the robbery.

The woman, identified as Alys Susskind, pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to 40 days in jail.

The U.S. Justice Department shut down Backpage.com in April, arguing its owners were facilitating prostitution.