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Baton Rouge was a target city in a multi-state sting operation for prostitution. According to prison records, 18 people were arrested in connection with the case.
Records show the arrests were made by members of the Baton Rouge Police Department and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office on Thursday, June 19.
According to multiple probable cause reports, the sting operation happened at a Baton Rouge hotel. Undercover agents posed as customers. The encounters were arranged via the website BackPage.
A representative for the FBI confirmed to WAFB 9News that the investigation is ongoing and that a press conference is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 23.
The individuals arrested and their charges include:
Dakayla Bailey, 24, Baton Rouge, LA: ProstitutionGabriel Bell, 26, Lafayette, LA: Prostitution, Possession of MarijuanaTiffany Beverly, 34, Staford, TX: ProstitutionHeather Clardy, 24, Los Angeles, CA: ProstitutionRuchelle Curry, 38, Baton Rouge, LA: ProstitutionGabrielle Curtis, 19, Baton Rouge, LA: Prostitution, Fugitive from JusticeTanisha Easley, 21, Baton Rouge, LA: ProstitutionShayquize Gomillion, 21, Memphis, TN: Inciting ProstitutionDerrick Granger, 33, Baker, LA: Promoting Prostitution, Possession of Schedule IAvery Gipson, 32, Houston, TX: Soliciting for ProstitutionAldrionne Hyams, 20, Baton Rouge, LA: Prostitution, Possession of Marijuana, Contributing to the Delinquency of a minorDanielle Martinez, 21, Fresno, CA: Prostitution, Possession of Marijuana: (Was booked on June 12 for Prostitution and Resisting an Officer. Released on $1500 bond.)Dion Paul, 33, Baton Rouge, LA: ProstitutionAshley Vorachek, 24, Mensha, WI: Prostitution, Resisting an OfficerEric Wallace, 41, Baton Rouge, LA: Soliciting for prostitutionAshely Watson, 25, Moss Point, MS: ProstitutionStacey Williams, 36, LaPlace, LA: Prostitution, Possession of MarijuanaDenise Willis, 43, Moss Pointe, MS: Prostitution
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