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We wanted to take a stance against human trafficking and to show that we have zero tolerance for such activities in our area. Police Captain Mike Colby tells KIMT after investigating they found this particular case is not related to human trafficking, but iowa says it serves as a reminder it will not be tolerated in Clear Lake. When carrying out the sting operation on Wednesday, police weren't sure what they were going to find. Colby says through these undercover efforts they are able to send a message and gain intelligence into potential human trafficking crimes. They are also able to get people the help they need. The non-profit helps prostitutes who are struggling, turn their lives around for the better.
Iowa City police officers in cooperation with other local law agencies made a slew of arrests earlier this week using undercover officers to respond to either seeking or offering the services of a prostitute.
Here are some of the arrests, which, with few exceptions, were all made in Coralville on April 10, according to criminal complaints released this morning. Note, prostitution by itself is an aggravated misdemeanor charge:. Members of the University of Iowa Police, Coralville Police, and Johnson County Sheriff's Department also participated in the stingwhich involved soliciting people from online and recording the transactions as they arrived on hidden video.
To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to arrestreports patch. Note, prostitution by itself is an aggravated misdemeanor charge: Melody Kanosha McCullom, 21, of Waterloo is the person facing the most serious charges -- in addition to prostitution, she also has been charged with felony pimping, human trafficking, and pandering for involving her underage sister in prostituton and allegedly taking money from her after she collected the money from these acts.
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She was arrested after arriving at a predetermined time and place and agreed to perform a sex act for money, according to the complaint. McCullom told police after a drawn out interrogation that she operates her business over the Internet and is able to net several thousands of dollars per week.
She also allegedly told police that she involved her willing sister in this enterprise, having her do the sex acts for cilents that she was not willing to do. Since her sister is underage the human trafficking code still applies, even though she was a willing participant.
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Breana Iman Levi, 20, address unknown faces charges of child endangerment and prostitution. She is accused of also bringing her three-month-old child with her and leaving her unsecured in her vehicle as she went to commit the sex act.
Shanquetta Monique Nix a. Nugget, 22, of Cedar Falls, was charged with prostitution after she allegedly agreed to perform a sex act for money.
Jacob Edward Kolar, 21, of Iowa Avenue is accused of soliciting prostitutes. He allegedly called and texted a that was advertised as providing sex acts. He allegedly asked for two girls, asked about protection, and asked about kissing since he was "turned on.
He allegedly admitted to these actions after the arrest. Garay Moises, 25, of Cedar Rapids is accused of soliciting prostitution. He allegedly was caught on video offering an undercover officer sex for money.
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Mercedes Love-Anderson, 22, of Milwaukee was charged with prostitution. She allegedly advertised her services as an adult escort.
Nicole Lynne Chapek, 28, of Altoona, Wisc. Robertson, 27, of Eau Claire, Wisc.
Chapek and Robertson allegedly agreed via the Internet to perform a sex act in front of an undercover officer. The pair arrived in Coralville an April 10 and allegedly exchanged money to perform the act. Thank Reply Share.
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