Mom arrested in prostitution sting… in Highlands Ranch?

By | March 14, 2008

Highlands Ranch mom arrested in prostitution sting – The Denver PostA Highlands Ranch mother has been arrested on suspicion of prostitution and child abuse after authorities received complaints that prostitution might be occurring at the woman’s home.

The suspect is identified as Sheri Sims, 39, who lives in the 10000 block of South Cedaridge Court, said Deputy Cocha Heyden, spokeswoman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

First off, I am actually kinda surprised that this kinda thing would happen in my area. Domestic assault, sure. Sexual assault, probably. But prostitution? That seems like something that Highlands Ranch folks would head over to one of the other suburbs for. Or head into the city. Prostitution seems like something one would want to keep far from one’s home.

Second – and I am aware this will sound like a racist statement, but it really isn’t: why couldn’t the woman be white? Out of the 90,000 people living in Highlands Ranch, there’s like 35 of us who aren’t white. Having a non-caucasian do something like this can (and probably will) reinforce racial stereotypes here in the Ranch.