Nearly two dozen people were arrested during weekend operation in Tuscaloosa aimed at stopping the illegal purchase of sex. Department of Homeland Security, made 20 arrests during an undercover operation conducted in Tuscaloosa on Friday and Saturday nights, said task force Commander Lt. Darren Beams.
Five of those arrested were charged with both traveling to meet a minor for an unlawful sex act and electronic solicitation of. Fifteen additional suspects were arrested for soliciting prostitution.
Some face additional charges, including unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a pistol without a. In all, there were a total of 32 charges brought against the 20 defendants.
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Patrick James Parker, 38, of Northport, soliciting prostitution and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Darrin Lamont Powers, 44, of Mississippi, soliciting prostitution.
John Claude Hayes, 28, of Berry, soliciting prostitution. Michael David Thomas, 41, of Virginia, soliciting prostitution, unlawful possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Almas Beisenov, 33, of Seattle, soliciting prostitution. Rodney Keyron Atmore, 40, of Tuscaloosa, soliciting prostitution. Charles Joseph Moody, 36, of Tuscaloosa, soliciting prostitution and resisting arrest. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission.
20 arrested in weekend undercover prostitution, human trafficking operation in tuscaloosa
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