NK Woman Pleads No Contest to Prostitution Charge

A woman who allegedly advertised her services on a website pleaded no contest to a charge of prostitution.


A North Kingstown woman charged with prostitution pleaded no contest this week in Kent County District Court. 

Shumika Gunter, 28, was allegedly prostituting herself out of her apartment on McConnell Court in North Kingstown. Police found an online advertisement for a woman named "Leslie" who described herself as "curvy sweet dark chocolate women [sic]" for men looking for a "sweet seductive companion." Officers cross-referenced the number in the ad with a previous investigation and determined the number belonged to Gunter. 

In conjunction with the East Providence Vice Unit, officers went undercover and arrested Gunter after one detective set up a meeting with her. 

Read the full details of Gunter's arrest here.

At the North Kingstown Police Department, Gunter allegedly told police that she was going to beat the charge anyway and continue to do what she was doing.

At her court appearance on Tuesday, Gunter was ordered to pay court costs – the standard $93.50 for any case. Her case will be filed for one year. As long as Gunter has no other arrests in the next year, the case would be eligible for expungement.

A hearing for Gunter’s ability to pay court costs is scheduled for Jan. 29, 2013. At this time, a judge would also check with the prosecution and Gunter’s lawyer about her compliance with the law.

RicSam December 01, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Crossroads is a drain on the Town resources, this is what happens when the Federal Government gets involved with local funding
Govstench December 01, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Crossroads was granted a tax exemption from the town. This person will probably lose her kids to DCYF control because of this activity. Sad situation.
Glendaliz December 01, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Bowiefan...I understood what you said...and I do understand the frustration of some people who call this place a dump because some of the people who live here make it look like it is...these are the same people that STILL live here doing what they always done NOTHING and then people like me who work and try to move forward get treated the same way and it's NOT FAIR...This is a problem. And the discrimination it's not just coming from the public but from Crossroads itself too...
Reek Havoc December 01, 2012 at 02:16 AM
mo' money! mo" money!! 4 kids,, 4 KIDS!! and their father(s) is (are) just "starting to "turn his(their) life(lives) around.. personally bought PC or an "economic necessity" supplied by the welfare,, your own cellphone or an obamasanaphone for "emergency use only"?? $26 mm for 100 units, more than i paid for my home.. and this place will look like bodell ave in Providence by the spring.. try paying some taxes for a change.. you are part of the 47 5 takers so enjoy your neighbors in your "temporary housing"..
Stanley Martin December 01, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Dphs get a real job... Work like the rest of the population. It's simple, close your legs and go to work. I'm sick of paying for you... I have three jobs... Seriously...


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