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Escort sting nets 11 arrests

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)— A two-day undercover operation sent 11 suspects to jail on prostitution charges.

Sergeant Jerri Weary tells Channel 3 the target was internet-based prostitution, in which suspects answered online advertisements for escort services by meeting at a hotel and agreeing to pay for sexual favors.

In addition to the arrests, nearly $2,000 in cash was seized.

1.     Joe Stewart, 45, charged with patronizing prostitution within 1.5 miles of a school. 

2.    Sonya Smith, 28, charged with promoting prostitution within 1.5 miles of a school. 

3.    John Thompson, 46, charged with patronizing prostitution within 1.5 miles of a school.

4.    Ashley Negron, 19, charged with prostitution within 1.5 miles of a school. 

5.    Brian Sabo, 33, charged with patronizing prostitution within 1.5 miles of a school. 

6.    Mike Sharp is charged with patronizing prostitution within 1.5 miles of a school. 

7.    Scotty Bowman, 36, charged with patronizing prostitution within 1.5 miles of a school.

8.    Jason Schwab, 48, charged with patronizing  prostitution within 1.5 miles of a school.

9.    Vincent Raya, 45, charged with patronizing prostitution within 1.5 miles of a school. 

10.  Nicholas Moto, 35, charged with prostitution within 1.5 miles of a school. 

11. Malcolm Henley, 48, charged with patronizing prostitution within 1.5 miles of a school.

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