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Reverse Prostitution Sting Leads to 21 Arrests


The Mobile Police Department Narcotics and Vice Unit arrested 21 individuals during a reverse prostitution sting this week. Officers posed as prostitutes in an effort to curtail the street-level crime of prostitution that is often linked to other violent crimes.

Of those arrested, 17 men were charged with patronizing a prostitute, and two men face loitering for the purpose of prostitution charges. Two others were charged with soliciting prostitution.

Officers conducted the sting operation at multiple locations citywide on Oct. 9.

Here is a list of the individuals arrested and their charges.

1. Demetrice Laffitte, 39    

Patronizing a Prostitute

2. Timothy Mosley, 52                     

Loitering for the Purpose of Prostitution

Warrant: Domestic Violence Third

Warrant: Domestic Violence Third

Warrant: Improper Lights

Warrant: Driving while Suspended

3. Anthony Gardner, 20

Loitering for the Purpose of Prostitution

4. Clifford Garling, 42                     

Patronizing a Prostitute

Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)

5. Claude Brown, 68                        

Patronizing a Prostitute

6. Kenneth Welch, 65                      

Patronizing a Prostitute

Possession of a Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine)

7. William Duckworth, 23               

Soliciting Prostitute

Warrant: Public Intoxication

8. Donald Erika Jackson, 51                         

Patronizing a Prostitute

9. Tabatha Williams, 43

Soliciting Prostitution

10. Charles Van Deventer, 35

Patronizing a Prostitute

11. Johnny Antley, 40          

Patronizing a Prostitute

12. Joseph Meredith, 31

Patronizing a Prostitute

13. Jon Clay, 67                 

Patronizing a Prostitute

14. Alan Michaels, 71            

Patronizing a Prostitute

15. Juan Santana, 34              

Patronizing a Prostitute

16. Diaz Mejia, 25                 

Patronizing a Prostitute

17. Troy Lappin, 47       

Patronizing a Prostitute

18. Jose Avilez, 38                 

Patronizing a Prostitute

19. Antonio Maldonado, 24  

Patronizing a Prostitute

20. Jose Hernandez-Quzaza, 42  

Patronizing a Prostitute

21. Vidal Juarez, 41               

Patronizing a Prostitute



For inquiries contact MPD Public Affairs Office

Contact Phone #: 251-208-1918 Contact Email: charlette.solis@cityofmobile.org

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