Sheriff: 13 prostitution related arrests made in McCracken County
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Thirteen people face charges in McCracken County, Kentucky after a prostitution roundup.
The McCracken County sheriff's office along with detectives from the Marshall County sheriff's office conducted a two day operation that focused on prostitutes, as well as those who seek out prostitutes.
The sheriff's office posted an ad for services on a common website, in the same manner other prostitutes who were previously arrested had done.
Within thirty minutes of the ad being posted on Wednesday, a detective acting in an undercover capacity began receiving phone calls and texts from individuals wishing to pay for sexual acts.
Around four hours later, eight men were arrested for soliciting prostitution and other offenses.
According ot the sheriff's office several men arrived at the location with weapons, one even arrived with a loaded firearm in his pocket. Two others had marijuana.
On Thursday, detectives arrested four men and one woman. The males all arranged to pay an undercover detective for sex acts. While the female agreed to performing sex acts for money with an undercover detective.
Detectives seized cash intended for use to pay for sex and or proceeds of sex acts, marijuana, condoms, sex toys and cell phones from those that entered into an agreement for a sex act for money.
According to the sheriff's office, below is a list of those arrested and their charges:
Bryan Rodgers, 46, Paducah, Kentucky, solicitation of prostitution.
Patrick Massa, 46, LaCenter, Kentucky, solicitation of prostitution and resisting arrest
Kentrell Thomas, 24, Clinton, Kentucky, solicitation of prostitution, resisting arrest, and possession of marijuana
Aaron Storey, 41, Bardwell, Kentucky, solicitation of prostitution
Jeffrey Webb, 59, Anna, Illinois, solicitation of prostitution
Danny Underwood, 40, Puryear, Tennessee, solicitation of prostitution
Michael Foster, 21, Murray, Kentucky, solicitation of prostitution and possession of marijuana
Brian Northern, 34, Jackson, Tennessee, solicitation of prostitution
Devin Hopkins, 44, Harrisburg, Illinois, solicitation of prostitution
Phillip Wyatt Jr., 28, Kevil, Kentucky, solicitation of prostitution
Joseph Uhls, 34, Sesser, Illinois, solicitation of prostitution and resisting arrest
Michelle Bowland, 40, of Murray, Kentucky, prostitution
Joel Brindley, 47, Paducah, Kentucky, solicitation of prostitution
The McCracken County sheriff's office says they hope to deter these type of criminal activities in an effort to stop criminal activities that often go with prostitution.
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