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SCMPD, 5 agencies conduct operation, arrest prostitutes, johns

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah-Chatham 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 Port Wentworth.

These communities are affected by not only prostitution, but also the thefts, robberies and drug operations often associated with it.

The 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.

Oct. 29's operation focused on the mid-town area of Savannah, and Nov. 1's operation focused on hotels and motels near the interstate exits.

Undercover officers 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.

Seven 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

Scott 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.

Johnathan L. Turner was charged with pimping.

Thirteen were charged with pandering.

-Corie D. Jackson, 30, of Savannah

-Alonzo N. Lyford, 38, of Savannah;

-Yousef O. Issa, 25, of Garden City;

-Brian T. Edwards, 43, of Richmond Hill

-Craig X. Jackson, Jr., 30, of Savannah

-Nicholas R. Salentine, 27, of Hinesville

-Alan Ramjattan, 41, of Early Branch, SC

-Jonathan M. Pfuhi, 38, of Rincon

-Viren Patel, 36, of Savannah

 -Noe Cruz Lopez, 24, of Brunswick

-Joseph K. Erlach, 20, of Fort Stewart

-Christopher J. Dankowski, 29, of Midway

-Richard M. Bourgeois, 31, of Port Wentworth.

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