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Seven arrested in 'prostitution sting'

July 11, 2014
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

A "prostitution sting" conducted by Fort Myers police has resulted in seven arrests.

The operation was conducted Thursday by the Fort Myers Police Department's Special Investigations Group with the assistance of uniformed officers along the Cleveland Avenue corridor.

The operation was in response to resident and business owner complaints of street prostitution in the area, officials said.

Female officers posed as street prostitutes in an attempt to be solicited by individuals looking to receive sexual acts for currency.

The following individuals were arrested for solicitation for the purpose of prostitution:

Mike Pierre, 24, of Fort Myers

Arnold Pierre, 44, of Cape Coral)

James Keith Vinson, 46, of Cape Coral

Christopher Luigi Leone, 29, of North Fort Myers

William Theodore Karrels, 45, of Fort Myers

Gelu Topa, 59, of Naples)

Shawn Michael Ciferri, 30, of Cape Coral)

Source: Fort Myers Police Department

 
 

 

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