POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Polk County Sheriff's deputies busted 22 for prostitution and five for pimping in a sting that netted 31 arrests.
Over the weekend, in a sting targeting online prostitution, detectives placed and answered ads found on various websites, including craigslist, Backpage, and CityVibe.
Jamiee Rowe, Sierra Holland, Jaclyn Gottlieb, Jennifer Chasteen, Cheryl Endrustchat, Kayla Clark, Taylor Hopkins, Edith McGinnes, and Courtney Peters were all arrested as a result of answering ads posted by detectives posing as men having bachelor parties. The women agreed to have sex with multiple partners for money.
In three "bachelor party" scenarios, the different women were driven to the undercover location by a pimp or driver.
Denise Byron-Corbin drove for Endrustchat, and was already on probation for domestic violence battery. In her car, detectives found a urine sample from an unknown person, collected in an attempt to defeat a probation-ordered drug test. She used the urine for the test, and hid the remainder in her vehicle. They also found Methamphetamine and paraphernalia in her car.
Deputies say Ramee Saahir, the pimp and driver for Courtney Peters and Kayla Clark, was uncooperative. They located several pieces of crack hidden on his body, packaged for sale in a plastic tube. In addition to charges of deriving proceeds from prostitution, Saahir is accused of possession with intent to sell.
Michael Hunt, from Seffner, was the driver and security for Taylor Hopkins and Edith McGinnes. He showed up to the 'bachelor party' wearing a black baseball cap with the word "POLICE" on it. He admitted to detectives that he wore the hat as part of intimidation tactics in case his "girls" experienced any problems while doing business. He was charged with pimping, impersonating a LEO, and grand theft. Hunt is also a registered sex offender and was charged in 2001 by the U.S. Military in New Jersey for rape.
During the three-day operation, 31 suspects were arrested on a variety of charges, most of them associated with Solicitation of Prostitution, and some for drug-related charges. Several of the suspects admitted to advertising sex online as being their main source of income.
Those arrested are listed, in order of date arrested, below:
Arrested on December 1, 2011:
- 1. Jaimee Rowe, DOB: 04/21/1987, Address: Homeless, Charges: Solicit Prostitution, Battery
- 2. Sierra Holland, DOB: 12/02/1982, Address: 535 Kentucky Ave, Cocoa Beach, Charges: Solicit Prostitution, Battery
- 3. Vicky Lee Lipford, DOB: 10/21/1967, Address: 936 Osceola St, Lakeland, Charges: Solicit Prostitution (Felony - 3rd or subsequent offense), Battery
- 4. Michael Allegretto, DOB: 03/17/1960, Address: 936 Osceola St, Lakeland, Charges: Deriving Proceeds From Prostitution
- 5. Hayley Vessels, DOB: 12/28/1992, Address: 4097 Lake Ned Village Circle, Winter Haven, Charges: Solicit Prostitution, Possession of Oxycontin
Arrested on December 2, 2011:
- 6. Rashidat Owe, DOB: 10/18/1980, Address: 2811 Ruleme Place #908, Eustis, Charges: Solicit Prostitution
- 7. Jaclyn Gottlieb, DOB: 05/13/1977, Address: 25801 Shawnee St, Sorrento, Charges: Solicit Prostitution (Felony - 3rd or subsequent offense)
- 8. Jennifer Chasteen, DOB: 09/01/1980, Address: 25801 Shawnee St, Sorrento, Charges: Solicit Prostitution
- 9. Cheryl Endrustchat, DOB: 11/09/1967, Address: 6902 W. Hillsboro Ave, Tampa, Charges: Solicit Prostitution
- 10. Denise Byron-Corbin, DOB: 03/15/1972, Address: 8921 Delta Ln, Tampa, Charges: Deriving Proceeds From Prostitution, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- 11. Tiffany Crosby, DOB: 08/22/1983, Address: Baymont Hotel, Kissimmee, Charges: Solicit Prostitution
- 12. Nathanael Agosto, DOB: 10/24/1989, Address: 1007 Hoagland Blvd, Kissimmee, Charges: Deriving Proceeds From Prostitution, Possession of Marijuana
Arrested on December 3, 2011:
- 13. James H. Sheppard, DOB: 06/24/1957, Address: 20 W. Lucerne Cir Apt 502, Orlando, Charges: Solicit Prostitution
- 14. Kayla Clark, DOB: 12/03/1989, Address: 1490 Grand St, Orlando, Charges: Solicit Prostitution (Felony - 3rd or subsequent offense)
- 15. Courtney E. Peters, DOB: 03/03/1990, Address: 1490 Grand St, Orlando, Charges: Solicit Prostitution
- 16. Ramee Saahir, DOB: 01/28/1984, Address: 7620 Herricks Loops, Orlando, Charges: Deriving Proceeds From Prostitution, Possession of Crack Cocaine Within 1000 Feet of a Church WITS
- 17. Keinon Carter, DOB: 01/11/1985, Address: 704 Grove Ave, Orlando, Charges: Solicit prostitution (Felony - 3rd or subsequent offense)
- 18. Allysia Williams, DOB: 12/24/1971, Address: 2419B S. Ferncreek Ave, Orlando, Charges: Solicit Prostitution
- 19. Jeffrey Spiegel, DOB: 11/17/1963, Address: 7636 Gossamer Wind St, Las Vegas, NV, Charges: Solicit Prostitution
- 20. Henry Varnadore, DOB: 11/22/1985, Address: 901 18th St, Orlando, Charges: Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia
- 21. Charles Mosby, DOB: 01/14/1987,