Details released on OKC Couple arrested in May for prostitution

6/23/2016 - OKC, OK -- Details have been released regarding the arrest of an Oklahoma City couple allegedly engaged in prostitution activities.

According to court documents, back on May 3rd, an undercover officer with the OKC Police Department's Vice Unit responded to a suspected prostitution ad posted to Backpage.com.

The undercover officer was instructed to go to room #615 at the Tower Hotel, located at 3233 NW Expressway (formerly OKC Marriott).

Once the undercover male officer arrived, the female inside the room allegedly offered to engage in sexual activity in exchange for $180.

The woman was then placed under arrest and identified as Canisha "Cookie" Marie Harden, 30, of Oklahoma City. Harden was found to have $200 cash in her possession - it was seized by police as criminal proceeds.

Backup officers conducting surveillance in the hotel lobby detained a man they believed was acting as a lookout for Harden. The man was identified as Matthew James Harris, 43, of Oklahoma City. Harris has $380 in cash on him that was also seized as criminal proceeds.

Harden was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on complaints of felony computer crimes, offering to engage in prostitution and possession of criminal proceeds. Harden's bond was set at $17,500.

Harris was booked into jail on complaints of aiding and abetting prostitution and possession of criminal proceeds. Harris' bond for aiding prostitution was originally set at $17,000. Harris' bond was later reduced to just $500. 

As posted publicly to Harden's social media profile.

Harris and Harden both listed their home address in the 3600 block of NW 53rd in OKC.

According to social media posts by Harden, it appears she and Harris are in a relationship and that Harden has at least two children. 

On May 19, both Harden and Harris were formerly charged in Oklahoma County Court.

Harden was charged with one count of misdemeanor offering to engage. Harris was charged with one count of aiding and abetting prostitution.

No other criminal record could be located for Harden.

Court records show that Harris was charged in 2011 (along with two others) with possession of a CDS with intent to distribute and maintaining a dwelling where CDS are kept. Those charges were eventually dismissed against all three defendants.

As posted publicly to Harden's social media profile. 

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