Members of the Newport News Police Department’s Organized Crime Division (OCD), patrol officers, and Intelligence detectives; and non-governmental partners, participated in the Cook County Illinois Sheriff’s Office “National Day of Johns Arrests” by conducting undercover prostitution operations over a two day period. The prostitution operations were conducted in the Central area of the city over two evenings (January 29th & February 5th). This two day sweep involved operations on the streets, in hotels and via the internet resulting in a total of twenty-four persons being charged with prostitution related offenses.
A list of those arrested for solicitation of prostitution, along with their photographs is available from the link. Due to ongoing investigations into sex trafficking, the identity of the female arrested for prostitution will not be released.
The name of the hotels involved will not be released for investigative reasons.
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. Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court and could be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Information may also be sent by text message to firstname.lastname@example.org.