DENVER (CBS4) – A University of Colorado-Denver administrator, already suspended for operating a phone sex website, was apparently also operating an adult escort site offering to go on paid “dates” at the same time she was employed by the state of Colorado. But her racy outside jobs will not cost her her job.
A CBS4 Investigation into Resa Cooper-Morning, the Cultural Diversity Coordinator in UCD’s Ethnic Studies department, has now found the $68,000 per year state employee operated a website called Fantasy Elite offering “Fantasy Romantic Companionship” for $175 per hour. Her website noted that her hours of availability were from Saturday after 6 p.m. through late Friday nights. CBS4 compared those hours to the hours she is scheduled to work for UCD and found they overlap. The escort website now appears to have been taken down.
“INCALL is available … for those gentlemen who prefer absolute discretion,” read her escort website. “It includes a hotel suite booked by me and in MY name. I do kiss and kisses are reserved for super clean mouths only. I do not tongue kiss,” read the now disabled site.
Cooper-Morning offered various pricing structures for her “dates.” At the low end she offered a three hour date at $175 per hour up to a an evening at a hotel suite for $1,250, which included “an alluring lap dance … and pleasurable oil massage that will linger in your mind until we meet again.”
The 54-year-old state employee cautioned on her website that “I am in no way soliciting money for sexual favors. If money is exchanged at all, it is clear that it is only for our time spent together, modeling, dancing and pleasurable massage. My companionship is absolutely free. You understand you are not asking for prostitution in any manner because prostitution is illegal in the State of Colorado.”
In December, the University of Colorado-Denver placed Cooper-Morning on paid administrative leave after learning from CBS4 that the woman was operating a phone sex business offering those services for $1.49 per minute during the same hours she was being paid by taxpayers.
“The University of Colorado Denver takes this allegation very seriously,” said CU Denver Vice Chancellor of Communications Leanna Clark.
But late Friday, UCD said it had completed its investigation into Cooper- Morning’s moonlighting and ‘we’ve been unable to establish that Ms. Cooper- Morning engaged in criminal activity nor have we been able to determine that she operated her outside businesses while on the job’, said Clark. ‘The University does not condone Ms. Cooper- Morning’s activities, but under the law, there are limits on actions that employers can take regarding off-duty conduct of employees. In the absence of additional information, Ms. Cooper- Morning remains employed by the University.’
CBS4 also found a user review of Cooper-Morning’s escort service from 2007. The reviewer indicated he had patronized Cooper-Morning and wrote “This lady is beautiful, warm brown skin, lovely to touch. She made me feel enchanted throughout our date and did a little extra to make this special for me.”
Cooper-Morning has worked for the University of Colorado-Denver since 1992.
Cooper-Morning has not responded directly to inquiries from CBS4 by phone, email or in person and indicated through a supervisor that she did not want to discuss her side businesses.
Michael Gates, her lawyer, shared the following statement late in the day:
“Ms. Cooper-Morning adamantly denies that she has engaged in any wrong-doing or that she conducted any outside business activities during her working hours for the University. She has been recognized as a hard-working and dedicated University employee for many years.”