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Mobile Police: Reverse prostitution sting leads to 21 arrests

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(img: MCSO/WPMI) Mobile Police: Reverse prostitution sting leads to 21 arrests

The Mobile Police Department Narcotics and Vice Unit arrested 21 individuals during a reverse prostitution sting this week. Officers posed as prostitutes in an effort to curtail the street-level crime of prostitution that is often linked to other violent crimes.

Of those arrested, 17 men were charged with patronizing a prostitute, and two men face loitering for the purpose of prostitution charges. Two others were charged with soliciting prostitution.

Officers conducted the sting operation at multiple locations citywide on Oct. 9.

Here is a list of the individuals arrested and their charges:


  • 1. Demetrice Laffitte, 39
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 2. Timothy Moseley, 52
  1. Loitering for the Purpose of Prostitution
  2. Warrant: Domestic Violence Third
  3. Warrant: Domestic Violence Third
  4. Warrant: Improper Lights
  5. Warrant: Driving while Suspended
  • 3. Anthony Gardner, 20
  1. Loitering for the Purpose of Prostitution
  • 4. Clifford Garling, 42
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  2. Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • 5. Claude Brown, 68
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 6. Kenneth Welch, 65
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  2. Possession of a Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine)
  • 7. William Duckworth, 23
  1. Soliciting Prostitute
  2. Warrant: Public Intoxication
  • 8. Donald Erika Jackson, 51
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 9. Tabatha Williams, 43
  1. Soliciting Prostitution
  • 10. Charles Van Deventer, 35
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 11. Johnny Antley, 40
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 12. Joseph Meredith, 31
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 13. Jon Clay, 67
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 14. Alan Michaels, 71
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 15. Juan Santana, 34
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 16. Diaz Mejia, 25
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 17. Troy Lappin, 47
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 18. Jose Avilez, 38
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 19. Antonio Maldonado, 24
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 20. Jose Hernandez-Quzaza, 42
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute
  • 21. Vidal Juarez, 41
  1. Patronizing a Prostitute