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Prostitution sweep nets 37 arrests in Newport News

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Posted at 3:28 PM, Feb 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-09 11:06:46-05

Newport News, Va- 37 people were arrested and charged with prostitution related offenses after a four-day sweep in the City of Newport News in January.

According to a release from the Newport News Police Department, the operations were conducted in the central area of the city on January 15th and 16th and January 29th and 30th.

The sweep involved operations on the streets, in hotels and via the internet.

Members of the Newport News Police Department’s Organized Crime Division (OCD), patrol officers, and Intelligence detectives, as well as federal, and non-governmental partners, “National Day of Johns Arrests,” organized by the Cook County Illinois Sheriff’s Office.

Due to ongoing investigations into sex trafficking, the identities of those females arrested for prostitution have not be released by Newport News Police.

The name of the hotels involved have not been released by Newport News Police for investigative reasons.

The following 12 men were arrested on January 16th: 

*Each man was charged with solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution.

Eric Daniel Ingram, 27, of the 700 block of J Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News

Marcellus Michael Kashin, 47, of the block 100 block of Cambridge Place in Hampton

Alvaro Lopez-Mendez, 20, 800 block of Forrest Drive in Newport News

Rolando Lopez-Mendez, 19, 800 block of Forrest Drive in Newport News

  • only charged with solicitation of prostitution

Miguel Garcia Martinez, 46, of the first block of Troy Drive in Newport News

Omar Mendez-Hernandez, 29, of the 300 block of Pear Tree Court in Newport News

Quintana Crozco Natividad, 30, of the 500 block of Waters Edge Drive in Newport News

Ashton Ray Robinson, 31, of the 700 block of James Drive in Newport News

John Howard Smith, 48, of the 500 block of Lotz Drive in Grafton

Linder Bryan Soledispa, 21, of the 600 block of Hilltop Drive in Newport News

Raimanda Orsini Thompson, 53, of the 13100 block of Harbor Drive in Carrollton

Bruce Wayne Wharton, 64, of the 500 block of Logan Place in Newport News

The following man was arrested on January 29th: 

Aaron Keith Robinson, 23, of the 600 block of Antrim Drive in Newport News

  • aiding prostitution
  • use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • receiving money for procuring prostitution
  • receive money from earnings of prostitution (pandering)
  • cause a person to maintaining a bawdy place

The following men were arrested on January 30th: 

*Each man was charged with solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution.

Jerrod De’Andre Braxton, 24, of the 1400 block of Victoria Blvd. in Hampton

Jason Michael Browne, 42, of the first block of Patriot Circle in Newport News

Ralph Helmut Brunner, 51, of the 300 block of Crestwood Court in Yorktown

David Cruz, 34, of the 100 block of Regent Drive in Hampton

Geoffrey David Fraites, 48, of the 100 block of Harrington Road in Newport News

Johnny Chandarith Mau, 46, of the 900 block of Doewood Lane in Newport News

Cory Bain Robinson, 39, of the 1000 block of Willow Green Drive in Newport News

Clarence Edward Sheppard, 32, of the 500 block of Rivers Retreat in Elizabeth City, NC

Kyle Sydney Steinbergin, 21, of the 900 block of Chartwell Drive in Newport News

Nathan Everette Walker, 26, of the 200 block of Thoreau Circle in Yorktown