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Fayetteville prostitution sting nets 13 arrests

Posted August 18, 2010

— Undercover Fayetteville police officers arrested 13 people on prostitution-related charges Tuesday night.

Police said that officers posed as customers in downtown and the Bonnie Doone area for about five hours overnight.

Chief Tom Bergamine said that the arrests are part of a crackdown on repeat offenders and that similar operations will be conducted in the future.

"We aren't going to tell you where we will be or when," Bergamine said. "But I assure you that we will be here all hours of the day and night."

This week, police made the following arrests: 

  • Isahy Saavedra, 19, two counts of solicitation for prostitution
  • Jan Daniels, 48, one count of solicitation for prostitution
  • Calvin Green, 48, two counts of solicitation for prostitution
  • Donald Trenary, 55, one count of solicitation for prostitution
  • Jose Justo, 29, one count of solicitation for prostitution
  • Mary Franklin, 42, one count of resist, delay and obstructing an officer
  • Dawn Robert, 36, one count each of loitering for prostitution, soliciting for prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Michael Wall, 25, one count each of loitering for crimes against nature and soliciting for crimes against nature
  • Timothy Evans, 34, one count each of loitering for crimes against nature and soliciting for crimes against nature
  • Antrion Anderson, 28, one count each of loitering for crimes against nature and soliciting for crimes against nature
  • Anthony Cornelious Powell, 18, one count each of loitering for crimes against nature and soliciting for crimes against nature
  • Melissa Adams, 38, one count each of loitering for prostitution and soliciting for prostitution
  • Kathy Richburgh, 38, one count of loitering for prostitution

State Department of Correction records show that Anderson has three previous convictions for loitering for prostitution and and Wall has two previous convictions for soliciting for crimes against nature.

Police said that they will use their online public alert system, Nixle.com, to post the names, charges, addresses and mug shots of suspects.

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  • Vietnam Vet Aug 19, 7:15 p.m.

    The world's oldest profession's been going on for literally thousands of years. Do we honestly think that some cops and a few sting operations will stop it?? Not likely! Legalized prostitution works in some places...I give you Nevada as one example. The women in these establishments pass routine physicals and disease testing and practice ONLY "safe" sex. (And yes, I am speaking from experience from my younger days.)It may not be a perfect situation but it is a quantum leap from the local streetwalkers who have been God knows where with God knows who. With the AIDS virus floating around out there I don't know why anybody would go out actively looking for a death sentence. Long gone are the days of simply receiving a shot of penicillin for your indescritions. Legalization and regulation would at least be a step towards reducing or eliminating some of these diseased practicioners???

  • wildcat Aug 18, 7:14 p.m.

    I agree with you paulej. You made a good point

  • Alexia Aug 18, 5:03 p.m.

    ConcernedNCC, one of the problems with the "crimes against nature" (documented in NCGS 14-177), is that the term is not defined in the law. If it is, I cannot find it. We can only assume that the meaning is as old as the term itself, which means that homosexuality is illegal in NC.

    Personally, I think the law should be struck down because it's entirely vague.

  • Alexia Aug 18, 4:56 p.m.

    wildcat, I would argue that casual, unpaid sex spreads far more disease than prostitution. Why? Because there are many people who have multiple sexual partners and far fewer prostitutes. If we were really concerned about disease and such, then we should make it legal, require health inspections, a license, and taxes.

    I'd argue the same for drugs. Make it legal, take the money out of the business, weaken the strength, and tax it.

    These two problems have been with society forever and will not go away no matter how many laws, "wars" we wage, sting operations we conduct, etc. People are, and will be, people.

    Instead of trying to solve these social issues in a pragmatic way, we use draconian methods that have never worked.

  • Diabolical Aug 18, 4:19 p.m.

    They are just trying to making living and feed their kids. It's a job like any other job. lol

  • wildcat Aug 18, 2:11 p.m.

    This is how social sex brings disease to communities. The people involved don't seem to care. They continue to spread and spread harming anyone they are involved with. This is men and women. People be aware of who you are really with. Have them tested to be sure; and you do the same.

  • wildcat Aug 18, 2:09 p.m.

    Are they really sure they got them all. How many officers were involved and hope their secret will never been found out. The girls may talk and that will be interesting.

  • we3rblessed Aug 18, 1:25 p.m.

    Wow, that's the best u got 2 knock me 4 proper English? How pitiful, it doesn't state in the guidelines anywhere that in order to post u have to speak proper. Grow up n get a life

  • ObamaMustGo aka NCcarguy Aug 18, 1:24 p.m.

    I thought it looked like the downtown traffic was slimmer today.

  • ConcernedNCC Aug 18, 1:18 p.m.

    lowrider1653: You got that right. I'm sure it's used to increase the conviction percentages of local DAs. Not much else.

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