Helena woman charged with promoting prostitution

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA–A 38-year-old Helena woman is facing a charge of promoting prostitution after she allegedly agreed to provide sex in exchange for money.

Smith

Smith

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Karen Allison Smith, who lists an address in the 2200 block of Pup Run in Helena, on Nov. 26 and charged her with one misdemeanor count of promoting prostitution.

According to her arrest warrant, Smith allegedly agreed to provide sex in exchange for $200 on Sept. 10.

Promoting prostitution is a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted of the crime, Smith could face up to a year in prison.

Smith has since been released from the Shelby County Jail on a $1,000 bond and is set to appear in court on Jan. 4, 2016.