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Burlington Police Arrest 10 In Prostitution Bust 

Police say after several complaints, they initiated an undercover operation to combat prostitution in the South Ireland Street area.

Burlington, NC — Burlington Police arrested 10 people after an undercover prostitution sting on June 5, 2009.

Police say they were getting lots of complaints about prostitution in the area of South Ireland Street.

Gene Maize, a resident of the area, said the problem is in plain sight. ”

I go down that road (South Ireland Street) to the store and there will be three or four girls standing there every time I walk to the store,” said Maize. She even said she has seen men solicit women on the sidewalk in front of her home.

Quinton Richmond also lives in the area. He says he’s bothered by watching the prostitutes work all hours of the day and night. ” I don’t like seeing people out on the streets like that. It’s sad,” said Richmond.



It took a month of planning by the Burlington Police Department to act on all the calls that came in. ” A lot of it is scheduling, it took probably 20 to 25 officers just for this operation. But we could have stayed out there a whole lot longer and made more arrests had we had more officers. We certainly had enough to do, but by the time arrest teams took the people in custody, we really ran out of officers to process everything and everybody as opposed to the amount of people doing the crime,” said Assistant Chief of Police, Greg Seel.

Seel says they will continue to use undercover officers to combat what they call “illicit and obvious prostitution” until the issue as a whole is resolved.

As a result of the investigation, the following people were arrested:

Aurelio Miguel Escobar, of Green Level – charged with Soliciting Crimes Against Nature, bond $1000.

Sergio Lopez Miguel, of Green Level – charged with Soliciting Crimes Against Nature, bond $1000.

Melvin Davis Robin, of Burlington – charged with 2 counts of Solicitation of Prostitution, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, bond $2500.

Transito Hernandez, of Burlington – charged with Solicitation of Prostitution, bond $1000.

Jose Dario, of Burlington – charged with Solicitation of Prostitution, bond $1000.

Timia Emily Janette Williams, of Burlington – charged with Solicitation of Prostitution, Solicit Crimes Against Nature, bond $1500.

Jose Gabriel Tolentino-Ortiz, of Graham – charged with No Operators License, and Solicitation of Prostitution, bond $1000.

Panfilo Urbina Cruz, of Burlington – charged with Solicitation of Prostitution, bond $1000.

Fondra Faye Dove, of Burlington – charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Solicit Crimes Against Nature, Crimes Against Nature, and Solicitation of Prostitution, bond $2500.

Ismael Zepeda Silva, of Burlington – charged with Solicitation of Prostitution, bond $1000.

 

Source: WFMY News 2

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