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Chattanooga Police shut down alleged prostitution house near school

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Chattanooga Police tell Channel 3, over the past two weeks the department has received multiple anonymous citizen complaints concerning possible narcotics and prostitution activity located at and near 2210 East 17th St.

Those complaints resulted in four arrest and the condemnation of the residence located at 2210 East 17th St. 

The condemnation of the residence occurred on Tuesday, May 19 after officers responded to direct concerns related to the residence. 

Once at the address officers were invited into the residence by the tenant who told police he was the only one who lived there.

But police saw numerous signs stating that the residence was being used for a “good time” house.  

Investigators tell Channel 3 that when the tenant was asked about the signs he told police he does allow “girls” to use the rooms occasionally. 

Investigators also said the tenant was not engaged in illegal activity at the time, but did note the residence to be in poor shape and contacted City of Chattanooga Code Enforcement who responded to the scene to inspect the property.

Code Enforcement did a walk through of the property and condemned the residence on the same day.

In addition to the home being condemned, the week prior, officers with the Chattanooga Police Department arrested four individuals for alleged prostitution within the area. 

Those arrested are:

  • Latania Benn - Prostitution/Outstanding Warrants(DV)
  • Kenya Russell - Prostitution/Obstructing the Roadway/Public Intoxication
  • April Romine - Prostitution
  • Tanya Scott - Prostitution within 1.5 miles of a school

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