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Posted on: October 18, 2018

32 Arrested in Prostitution Sting

October 18, 2018

LAWRENCE

On Wednesday October 17th, the Department’s Street Crimes Unit, a combined unit of the Gang Unit and Street Narcotics Unit, conducted a prostitution sting. This is part of the Department’s ongoing effort to aggressively combat all quality of life issues in the city. During the operation two female police officers posed as prostitutes, and a male detective posed as a “John”, which is a term commonly used to describe individuals that are seeking out prostitutes to engage in sexual conduct for a fee. The operation was conducted throughout the day into the evening hours. Thirty-Two individuals were arrested during the operation: 18 males for Solicitation, 6 females charged with Sexual Conduct for a Fee, and 8 individuals were arrested on outstanding arrest warrants, three of which were for prostitution. There have been 66 arrests for prostitution this year


Males charged with Sexual Conduct for a Fee (Solicitation)

Anthony Scotti, 49, Manchester, NH

James Barrett, 79, Lawrence

Luis Santana, 42, Lawrence

Pedro Jimenez-Rosario, 32, Methuen

Doug Bean, 52, Danvers

Jesus Valle, 42, Lawrence

David Lane, 54, Lawrence

Dalbinson Delacruz, 20, Lawrence

Jose Blanco, 24, Lawrence

Daniel Bonnell, 38, Haverhill

Ludwin Zurita, 48, Salem NH

Oscar Chavez-Solorzano, 34, Brentwood NY

Juan Chavez, 42, Lawrence

Nisael Deleon, 27, Lawrence

Juan Torres, 21, Lawrence

Terry Ballard, 30, Haverhill

Ivan Valenzuela, 27, Lawrence

Marcos Colon, 38, Plaistow NH


Sexual Conduct for Fee (Females)

Sunny Faretra, 33, Burlington

Emily Ogando, 33, no town listed

Guillermina Arias, 24, Homeless

Melissa Normandin, 35, Nashua NH

Danielle Walton, 31, Homeless

Tisha Cordero, 32, Homeless


Arrested on Outstanding Arrest Warrants

Ashley Drew, 27, Homeless (Drug warrants)

Rosemary Gil, 41, Homeless (Larceny warrant)

Joel Soto, 41, Lawrence (Assault & Battery warrant)

Michael Hoff, 26, Homeless (Drug warrants)

Mari Sousa, 37, Methuen (sexual conduct-warrant)

Carol Johnson, 62, Lawrence (sexual conduct-warrant)

Karla Roach, 32, Homeless (sexual conduct-warrant)

Guillermina Arias 24 Lawrence (Drug Warrant)


As always the public is encourage to contact the Department with any issues that adversely affect the quality of life for the residents of Lawrence.

 


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