A Sibley man is among 10 that were arrested last week for prostitution, solicitation of prostitution and pandering April 29 as part of a two-day joint operation with area law enforcement agencies April 29-30.
Alec Thornton, 25, was arrested for solicitation of prostitution.
The Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force was assisted by the Shreveport Police Department vice unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation human trafficking task force and Louisiana State Police to combine local, state and federal agencies to combat these types of crimes.
During the arrests, agents seized $982 and four grams of marijuana. On April 30, the Shreveport Police vice unit, along with the other law enforcement agencies, continued the operation in Caddo Parish. During the two-day joint operation, a total of 23 arrests were made – 10 in Bossier Parish and 13 in Caddo Parish.
Along with Thornton, the following were arrested:
Morgan Crain, 22, of Shreveport. She was charged with prostitution.
Vonetta Morris, 30, of Arkansas. Charged with prostitution and possession of marijuana.
Devante Ward, 23, of Arkansas. Charged with pandering, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Tahessia Brannon, 21, of Arkansas. Charged with prostitution.
Kazetta Taylor, 29, of Arkansas. Charged with prostitution.
Rodney Hill Jr. 37, of Bossier City. Charged with solicitation of prostitution.
Christopher House, 27, of Shreveport. Charged with solicitation of prostitution.
Corwin Jones, 27, of Shreveport. Charged with solicitation of prostitution.
Harold Brown Jr., 46, of Arkansas. Charged with solicitation of prostitution.
“Prostitution is associated with illegal drug use and dealing, and pimps often prey on young ladies to exploit them for their financial gain,” Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington said. “The unfortunate truth is that some young ladies were sexually abused as children. With many of our other criminal activity, such as batteries to sexual assault, and even homicide, the crimes of prostitution, sexual exploitation and human trafficking are also involved. Prostitution is not a victimless crime.”
The Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force comprises deputies with the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and officers with the Bossier City Police Department.