The 50-year-old accused call girl - and wife of a Chester County government official - stood outside Philadelphia Community Court yesterday in the searing sun, waiting with more than 100 other criminal defendants for the doors to open.
Once they did, Theresa Mattison Atkins, who is married to Edward J. Atkins, the 10-year head of Chester County's Department of Emergency Services, moved a step closer to having her prostitution charges withdrawn.
Wearing a clingy, royal blue dress and gold mules that did little to hide the "36C-25-35 package" touted in her myriad online profiles, Atkins appeared for a scheduled hearing in the prison-alternative program, but was then excused from the proceeding.
Assistant Defender Sarah Allen told Judge Georganne V. Daher that Atkins had satisfied all but one requirement of the rehabilitation program: having a clean record for six months. The judge set another hearing for Sept. 8.
Assistant District Attorney Jason R. Kleinman explained later that Atkins had completed 36 hours of community service, attended a health-education course, and paid court costs of $183. As long as she remains crime-free, the charges will be withdrawn at the next hearing, which she will likely not be required to attend, he said.
Neither Atkins nor her husband returned phone calls requesting comment.
Atkins, a Paoli mother of three who promotes herself in multiple Internet ads as Rachael Savage, a well-endowed, well-educated, world-traveled companion, was taken into custody on March 19 during a sex sting at a Center City hotel. Police launched the probe after a Feb. 29 robbery that was linked to another accused prostitute.