Metropolitan Police and five other area, state and federal law enforcement agencies
arrested johns, prostitutes and a pimp in a two-day operation.
Seven women were arrested
for prostitution and 13 men for pandering in the operation by Metro's Savannah
Area Regional Intelligence Center (SARIC) detectives, Crime Suppression Units
from West Chatham and Southside precincts, police officers from Pooler and
Garden City and Port Wentworth and Georgia Bureau of Investigation and
Homeland Security Investigations.
Hotels and motels frequented by users of BackPage.com
stretch along I-95 from Highway 204 exit in Savannah to Pooler, Garden City and
communities are affected by not only prostitution, but also the thefts, robberies
and drug operations often associated with it.
operation was conducted Oct. 29 and Nov. 1 at the hotels and motels most
frequented by users of BackPage.com, a national website that offers advertising
for services in various cities.
29's operation focused on the mid-town area of Savannah, and Nov. 1's operation
focused on hotels and motels near the
arranged "dates" with women advertising on the website, while more undercover officers also
posed as prostitutes on the websites to arrange dates at the hotels.
women were arrested for prostitution.
November McCallum, 23, of Pennsylvania
Onyx M. Eley, 22, of Virginia
Brittany P. Brown, 23, of Hickory, NC
Lindsey M. Blackburn, 23, of Richmond Hill
Shadona L. Scott, 25, of Tampa, FL
- Altricesa V. Rosser, 25, of Atlanta
Brenda L. Carr, 23, of Orlando, FL
was also charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled
substance. Rosser was also charged with battery and possession of marijuana,
and Carr was also charged with possession of marijuana and bribery.