Newport News police arrest 17 in prostitution sweep

Newport News police arrest 17 in prostitution sweep

Gerald Suelo

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by 13 News

WVEC.com

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 8:26 AM

NEWPORT NEWS-- Police have arrested 17 people and charged them with prostitution related offenses.

Over the weekend, police conducted a two night operation within the South and Central areas of the city.  The evening operations took place on streets and in hotels.

Twelve men were charged with solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution:
•    Jean Paul Bigirimana, 27, of the 100 block of Spanish Trail in Hampton

Also charged with resisting arrest
•    Charles Gainer, 26, 600 block of Lee Blvd. in Newport News  
•    Das Narayan, 41, of the 300 block of St. Thomas Drive in Newport News
•    Darius Lamont Newsome, 21, Riverlands Drive in Newport News
•    Dave O. James, 35, of the 100 block of Scotts Point in Hampton
•    Gerald Suelo, 27, of the no hundred block of Cunniff Court in Hampton
•    Wayne Powell, 49, of the 800 block of Hampton Avenue in Newport News
•    Landry Clifton Nelson Jr., 24, of the 4500 block of Douglas Street in Lake Monroe, Florida
•    Jerry Eugene Ayers, 46, of the no hundred block of Sinton Road in Newport News
•    Joseph Anthony Smith, 44, of the 600 block of Moring Court in Newport News
•    Anthony Romelle Bright, 20, of the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Circle in Portsmouth

Also charged with child neglect
•    Santiago Amica Vasquez, 30, of the no hundred block of Felix Drive in Williamsburg

Three men were charged with solicitation of prostitution and are listed below.
•    Daryl Berry, 30, of the 500 block of Ryans Run in Newport News
•    Khorbyn Edwards, 19, of the 500 block of Charlemagne Court in Newport News

Also charged with resisting arrest
•    Michael Lynn Carey, 38, of the 6100 block of Jefferson Avenue in Newport News

Two women were charged with prostitution and are listed below.
•    Morena Lisa Morrell, 44, of the 1000 block of Harpersville Road in Newport News
•    Bessie Jackson, 27, of the no hundred block of Lakeshore Drive in Hampton

Information regarding suspected prostitution activities or any other criminal activity may be reported to police by calling Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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