Marco Antonio Flores Cruz has been charged with prostitution by Bethlehem Township Police.
The 20-year-old Cruz, a native of Mexico who has no known home address, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Comfort Inn, 3191 Highfield Drive in the township.
Cruz was arraigned and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Police said Cruz is a transgender person who also goes by the name Angel Orellana and by Rachel.
The defendant solicited a plainclothes police officer to engage in sexual intercourse for $100. Police located Cruz by checking ads for trans-sexual escorts in the Allentown area on a web site. They recognized the defendant on the site from an earlier medical call about a possible drug overdose in the same motel room.
In addition to a passport and ID card, police found 48 condoms, three cellphones, various lubricants and $333 in cash in the motel room when Cruz was arreasted.
Police report many incidents of prostitution have been reported at that motel in the past.