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Clayton police nab five in prostitution sting

Posted October 15, 2010

— Five women were arrested Thursday following an online sting targeting prostitution in the Clayton area, police said Friday.

Teela Marie Hurst, 21, of 775 Debro Road in Kenly, Desire Gisselle Hope Youngs, 23, of 30 Jorgan Lane in Henderson, Karen Gibson Muir, 42, of 3215 Capital Blvd. in Raleigh, Hannah Reno Bumguardner, 22, of Raleigh, and Grethchen Marie Krantz, 28, of 3-B Lagoon Drive in Wrightsville Beach, were each charged with one misdemeanor count of soliciting for prostitution.

Hurst and Youngs also face drug charges.

Clayton police said they received a complaint that women were placing ads on the Internet offering sexual favors for money.

The Raleigh Police Department and the state Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement assisted in the online sting that led to the arrests.


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  • fishmaycraft Oct 15, 2010

    Shoot, there go my weekend plans

  • theseahorse Oct 15, 2010

    Thanks for spending my tax dollars as I am sure these women are real crime bosses . Don't worry about drugs,are real crime lets bust hookers !!! I will sleep better tonite with these crimnals are off the street OH NO they were not on the street

  • saywhaaaaat Oct 15, 2010

    They need to live to. HAHAHAH

  • jtpkjp Oct 15, 2010

    There have not been any fires during the day when they done the operation. Maybe they have the resources to do other things too. Like responding to calls, writing tickets, getting drunk drivers and such.

  • squeels1221 Oct 15, 2010

    cwood3: I guess they set up shop in Clayton since all the Democrats left Raleigh when the Legislature closed up and went home!! HAHA!!

    Boooyah! That was good :)

  • twc Oct 15, 2010

    Busting a street walker is one thing; hunting down people posting ads is quite another. I agree with those saying this is a total waste of police resources.

    All the serious crimes going on and someone is sitting on their behinds behind a computer trying to catch someone doing something immoral. And pulling other agencies in to waste their resources.

    As tight as money is I believe someone could be put to a better job of policing. Like someone else posted, use those officers to find the arsonist before someone dies in a fire.

    Review your priorities! Catch the criminals who endanger; not the ones who offend our morals!

  • WhatYaGonnaDoNow Oct 15, 2010

    My question is which one of the men turned away called this in? Or which one of them was caught by the S/O looking at the website they posted on and was ORDERED to call it in. Guess it's much easier to arrest them since they won't shoot back like the drug dealers will.

  • jstewartnc Oct 15, 2010

    waste of taxpayer dollars!

  • Kilroywashere Oct 15, 2010

    Wasting resources on this? Aren't there some fires or something to look into?

  • cwood3 Oct 15, 2010

    I guess they set up shop in Clayton since all the Democrats left Raleigh when the Legislature closed up and went home!! HAHA!!

    Seriously, good job Clayton PD. Now solve our arson problem in Glen Laurel!! PLEASE!!!