Prostitute Sting Nabs 19 Women, 2 Men Dressed As Women

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Chattanooga Police said a prostitution sting on Friday in the East Lake and Highland Park areas resulted in the arrests of 19 women and two men dressed as women.

The Special Investigations Unit and officers from the patrol division jointly conducted the vice operation targeting suspected street prostitutes.

Undercover officers were used to pose as “johns” to be solicited for sex for money from suspected street prostitutes.

Those arrested were charged with prostitution and some with narcotics charges.

The suspects and charges were:

Katherine Ricketts, 29, arrested in the 1700 block of S. Willow Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Donna Defranco, 41, arrested in the 1700 block of S. Willow Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Jennifer Gildon, 39, arrested in the 2800 block of Watauga Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Jessica Moore, w/f, 25, arrested in the 2000 block of S. Willow Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Cynthia Pittman, 35, arrested in the 1800 block of E. 16th Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Lashandra Cummings, 30, arrested in the 2600 block of Watauga Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school

Porscha Whitfield, 34, arrested in the 1800 block of S. willow Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school and possession of a controlled substance.

Lisa Blackburn, 44, arrested in the 2200 block of E. 17th Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Lashanda Wooten, 36, arrested in the 2000 block of S. Willow Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

10.Debra Randolph, 37, arrested in the 2700 block of Rossville Boulevard and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Alice Langston, 51, arrested in the 2700 block of Rossville Boulevard and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Latona Bates, 37, arrested in the 2000
block of S. Willow Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Andrea West, 48, arrested in the 4500 block of Rossville Boulevard and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Gina Clark, 40, arrested in the 2000 block of S. Willow Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Lolita Lawrence, 41, arrested in the 1700 block of Dodds Avenue and charged with prostitution within 1 1/2 miles of a school.

Frederick Austin, 41, arrested in the 1600 block of E. Main Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Sabrina Anderson, 51, arrested in the 1600 block of S. Willow Street and was charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Andrew Shepherd, 25, arrested in the 1800 block of E. Main Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Adena Colston, 42, arrested in the 4500 block of Rossville Boulevard and charged with prostitution within 1 ½ miles of a school.

Lena Riddle Walker, 57, arrested in the 2300 block of E. 43rd Street and charged with prostitution within
1 ½ miles of a school.

Crystal Greer, 49, arrested in the 1800 block of E. 17th Street and charged with prostitution within 1 ½
of a school and criminal impersonation.



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