Rapides deputies conduct a prostitution sting in the Alexandria area, focusing on internet solicitation at local hotels, and arrest 13 people. The only woman arrested, 29-year-old Katie Woods of Bossier City, faces prostitution charges.
The rest are all men and they were arrested for solicitation. They are 32-year-old Marcus Milliner of Pineville, 27-year-old Ivan Cruz Avecilla of Mansura, and 37-year-old Joseph Owen Caldcleugh of Harahan.
Also arrested are 55-year-old Jack Jude Karam of Oakdale, 46-year-old Paul Frederic Phipps of Leesville, 54-year-old Randell Keith Tyler of Deville, and 43-year-old Jose Moral of Metairie.
Police also busted 29-year-old Anthony Ray Setliff of Lena, 20-year-old Jose Fabeaoa of Shreveport, 45-year-old Honorio Zepeda of Alexandria, 34-year-old Corey Reeser, of Alexandria, and finally, 40-year-old Vincent Clemente Butler of Mississippi.
“Prostitution is not a victimless crime. These women are victims. Victims of their circumstances and what has lead them to where they are. And, as our investigators have learned, narcotics and prostitution go hand in hand” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton. “We will continue to monitor these internet sites as part of our ongoing enforcement efforts. I want to commend our Metro Division for their continued diligence in helping keep our parish safe.”
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14