By Joe Pinchot
Herald Staff Writer
A Chinese woman charged with taking money to perform a sex act on an undercover state trooper pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of disorderly conduct.
Yindi Ding, 3090 S. Hermitage Road, who entered the plea on her 64th birthday, paid a $300 fine and costs.
Ding was charged with promoting prostitution, a third-degree misdemeanor. Assistant Mercer County District Attorney William J. Moder III offered to allow her to plead guilty to a summary charge. Ding’s attorney, Assistant Public Defender Autumn Johnson, said the charge was the equivalent of a traffic ticket.
District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell, who accepted the plea and levied the fine, had to call an interpreter, who participated in the hearing by speaker phone, to make sure Ding understood the proceedings.
Ding spoke little English during the hearing and sobbed once the hearing was adjourned.
Ding was arrested June 6 at Ailian’s Chinese Massage Therapy, which is listed as the same location as her residence in court documents.
Police gave this account:
The trooper went to the business and was greeted by Ding. He said he wanted a massage and she directed him to a room and told him to disrobe.
They agreed that the massage would cost $55 and Ding began the session.
Ding instructed the trooper to remove the rest of his clothes and turn over onto his back.
Through a series of hand gestures and in halting English, she told the trooper she would perform a sex act with her hand for $20. The trooper agreed but, when she touched him, he told her to stop because his telephone was ringing. He then sent a text message to other troopers, who entered the business and arrested Ding.