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Police arrest 9 women in Christmas Eve prostitution sting

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - While many people were making their final preparations to celebrate with family and friends, police were on the streets early Friday morning rounding up suspected prostitutes.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, nine women were taken into custody for soliciting prostitution. Officers also arrested a man on a marijuana possession charge.

The women arrested ranged in age from 19 to 53.

Marie Z. Thomas, 36, of Baton Rouge was charged with prostitution.

Jennie M. Jones, 53, of Baton Rouge was charged with prostitution.

Jamie M. Wook, 31, of Baton Rouge was charged with prostitution.

Nicole I. Lucas, 27, of Baton Rouge was charged with prostitution and as a fugitive from probation and parole.

Jaybon J. McCray, 19, of Baton Rouge was charged with prostitution.

Loretta Bethley, 48, of Baton Rouge was charged with prostitution, crime against nature and as a fugitive from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office for possession of cocaine.

Bonnie A Moore, 45, of Baton Rouge was charged with prostitution.

Jennifer Watson, 36, of Central was charged with prostitution.

Candace Heinzen, 48, of Baton Rouge was charged with prostitution.

Rodney Joseph, 39, of Baton Rouge was charged with felony possession of marijuana.

Police made the arrests in the Plank Road, Scenic Highway, Choctaw and North Street areas.

They were all booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Officers added the arrests were part of an ongoing effort to combat street-level crimes around the city.


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