Adult photo shoot plan leads to battery charges
By BRIAN STANLEY Bstanley@stmedianetwork.com April 24, 2012 6:54PM
David A. Monday
Updated: April 25, 2012 1:00AM
JOLIET — A reported dispute over an adult modeling session at a motel led to the arrest of three people Monday afternoon.
Cmdr. Brian Benton said a 35-year-old Joliet man told police he contacted Ashley N. Panfil, 20, online earlier in the day to arrange for a photo shoot and agreed to meet her at the Red Roof Inn, 1750 McDonough St.
“He arrived around 1 p.m. and went to get the camera ready when there was discussion of payment — $140 for a half-hour session,” Benton said. “He went to get the camera ready and the battery was dead, so he agreed to take her to the ATM and get more money as he drove to get batteries.”
When artist and model were reportedly unable to get enough cash, Panfil called Charles J. Clevenger, 22, and David A. Monday, 27, who were also staying at the motel and told them to get the camera the victim had left behind.
“Clevenger was in the room when Panfil and the victim returned and an argument ensued over the money,” Benton said. “When Panfil ran out with the camera, Monday came in and assisted Clevenger in putting him in a headlock and striking him in the head.”
The victim was reportedly able to get away and get to his car, calling police from a cell phone. Panfil allegedly returned the camera before officers arrived, but all three suspects were arrested and booked into the county jail on charges of robbery and battery. The victim declined medical treatment.
Clevenger was arrested by Joliet police last week on a charge of shoplifting.
Benton said during questioning the suspects told police they had come to Joliet from the Bradley area to seek treatment for heroin addictions.
“To earn money while awaiting admission to a methadone clinic, they were engaging in prostitution at the motel,” Benton said.