Cuddy Creek Woman Charged in New York on Prostitution

FRAZIER PARK (Friday, Nov. 6, 2009)—A woman from the Cuddy Creek neighborhood (between Frazier Park and Lake of the Woods) has been charged on prostitution-related counts this week for the second time in under two months. Katherine Silvers, 56 had been employed at William S. Hart Union High School District. Her employment there ended shortly after her first arrest in Kern County.

This week she was scheduled to appear in court in New York after being arrested in Westbury, New York on suspicion of unauthorized practice of a profession, a felony, and one misdemeanor count of prostitution.

In Septermber, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said Silvers and her daughter, Sarah Sunshine, 31, were arrested in September at their home after negotiating to commit a sexual act, taking money from an undercover officer and disrobing. They had solicited business using the internet. They posted ads on and, offering sensual massage and "a happy ending" for an additional payment. The ads showed photos of the women in costumes such as corsets, fishnet stockings and red platform boots with eight-inch heels.

Neighbors in the Cuddy Creek area have contacted The Mountain Enterprise in alarm at the neighbor’s activities and at how their conduct have affected their familes’ lives. Neighbors reported shortly after the local arrests that Silvers was still maintaining her internet ad campaign, but had shifted its focus to New York state.

This is part of the October 30, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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