Police: Woman in hooker scam called victims 'losers'

A woman charged with luring sex-seeking men into her apartment and then robbing them, called her victims "losers" who "deserve to have their money taken," police said.


Judiann Madera, 34, of North Andover, told police she went to the public library and posted an advertisement on the Web site craigslist.com offering sex for money.


She said she didn't have sex with anybody; rather, she and her boyfriend robbed the men when they showed up at her apartment, according to a report written by Officer Jay Staude.


Madera confessed to police during a recorded interview that she and her boyfriend, whom police also arrested, came up with the idea after watching a news report "about craigslist and prostitution," Staude wrote in his report.


"We came up with this idea where we would do the same thing, but rather than go through with the physical act or sexual act, that we would just take the money," Madera told Staude and Inspector Eugene Salois, according to a summary of the confession.


"We just figured they're ... losers anyway ... they deserve to have their money taken, because, not that they deserve it, I know that it's wrong, but if you're stupid enough to pay somebody, then you're stupid enough to get your money taken," police quoted her as saying.


Madera was in Lawrence District Court Tuesday facing charges of sexual conduct for a fee, deriving support from prostitution, attempting to commit a crime (unarmed robbery) and conspiracy. Police arrested her after an undercover operation last Monday.


J.J. Huggins writes for The Eagle-Tribune in North Andover, Mass.

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