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Illinois lawyer pleads guilty to prostitution charge

ReemBajaj 25 Sycamore attorney was charged with three counts prostituti-- including one felony. according DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler.

Reema Bajaj, 25, a Sycamore attorney, was charged with three counts of prostitution -- including one felony. according to DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler.

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Updated: June 20, 2012 5:00PM



A Sycamore attorney admitted turning a trick for $100 less than three months before receiving her law license as she pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor prostitution charge.

Reema Bajaj, 26, was sentenced to two years of court supervision, fined $2,500, ordered to complete 50 hours of community service work and undergo a psychological evaluation.

Bajaj was charged in June 2011 after authorities discovered emails between her and an unidentified man that related to prostitution, DeKalb police said after her arrest.

Bajaj accepted $100 to have sex with a man at his DeKalb apartment on Aug. 13, 2010, prosecutor Charles Colburn said in court Wednesday.

That was about three months before Bajaj received her law license, according to state records.

In return for the guilty plea, prosecutors dropped one felony prostitution charge against her, as well as a second misdemeanor count.

The sentence means Bajaj can move to have the conviction expunged once she completes her court supervision.

She declined to comment after her hearing, though defense attorney David Camic called the outcome “a fair sentence.”

The state’s Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission will review what, if any, action to take regarding her law license.



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