Woodstock mother charged with prostitution

Sheila Johnston, 29. (Woodstock Police Department)

Sheila Johnston, 29, was arrested and charged after allegedly agreeing to perform sexual acts for money in west suburban Woodstock. Police said her children were home at the time.

Woodstock police launched an investigation five months ago after receiving several anonymous complaints about suspicious activity in Johnston's apartment in the 1900-block of Sheila Street.

Police said Johnston made contact with an undercover officer Thursday morning and allegedly agreed to exchange money for sex. Her two children, both minors, were home at the time.

The children were taken into protective custody and turned over to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services after their mother was arrested.

Johnston was charged with prostitution, two counts of endangering the life and health of a child, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of cannabis.

She was released after posting $150 bond. She is due in McHenry County court on April 26.

Woodstock police and the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task Force participated in the undercover investigation.
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