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Six arrested in prostitution sting in Raleigh

Posted July 14, 2010
Updated September 17, 2010

— Five women and one man were arrested on Tuesday during a prostitution sting operation in Raleigh, police said.

Janie Nicole Bynum, 31, no address available, Nakisa Opal Jackson, 36, of 1109 S. Bloodworth St., Ebony Renee Wright, 27, of 7803 Nebraska Drive, Helen Marie Barefoot, 44, of 1601 Poole Road, all of Raleigh; and Akila C. Graham, 37, of 404 W. Granville St. in Dunn, were all charged with prostitution, according to arrest warrants. 

Bynum and Wright were also charged with one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Marcus Terrell Jacobs, 24, of 1237 Raleigh Blvd. in Raleigh, was charged with aiding and abetting prostitution.


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  • 4Just-ice2 Jul 14, 2010

    I like J.D. Robb's take on it: Make them get licenses and tax it. Done.

  • Mugu Jul 14, 2010

    I applaud the police for getting these women off the streets.

  • katzpauz Jul 14, 2010

    Just legalize and tax it.....

  • pclong2214 Jul 14, 2010

    Let's start posting photos of these women. Thanks

  • nerdlywehunt Jul 14, 2010

    Free enterprise at it's best...................quit wasting my tax money shaking these folks down........it is a simple business transaction.

  • SouthernLady05 Jul 14, 2010

    And from the looks of it the "manager" a mutiple times convicted drug dealer... also a felon.

  • SouthernLady05 Jul 14, 2010

    Good Lord. I looked up these women's records in DOC, in hopes to see a photo... every single one of them have multiple records. The last girl has so many felonies I lost count. Seems like they all are into drugs & stealing stuff... guess they've moved onto prostitution as well. Wonder if that's how they trap thier larceny victims?

  • gingerlynn Jul 14, 2010

    They all have arrest records and Ms. Johnson has about 6 alias's and crimes going back twenty years to when she was 17.
    (as Akila Graham) http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi/viewoffender.do?method=view&offenderID=0151484&searchLastName=GRAHAM&searchFirstName=AKILA&listurl=pagelistoffendersearchresults&listpage=1

  • 007KnightRider Jul 14, 2010

    mayra0313 - LOL

  • demo7691 Jul 14, 2010

    Its the oldest and longest running job in history