A reverse prostitution sting conducted by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team over a two day period last week resulted in 12 arrests. The reverse sting was conducted with the cooperation of a local motel.
The report said “As prostitution is now facilitated in many cases on the internet, investigators used a classified internet advertising website to arrange transactions. The individuals who responded to the specified motel to complete the sexual transaction were then arrested.”
The investigation was begun after Crime Suppression Team received complaints from the public and information from other law enforcement agencies.
In a news release Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said “Prostitution brings with it other issues, such as drug activity, robberies, and the use of underage and sex trafficked women. The reverse stings make the crime more dangerous for “Johns” to participate in and hopefully deters them from doing so.”
Brandon Chiang, 20 yoa, Derenne Avenue Savannah Ga, 1 ct pandering and 1 ct obstruction
David Talbot, 43 yoa, Highway 23 Reidsville Ga, 1 ct pandering
Charles Ford Jr, 38 yoa, Garfield Street Statesboro Ga, 1 ct pandering
Scott Lariscey, 42 yoa, Park Avenue Statesboro Ga, 1 ct pandering
Lee Purvis, 42 yoa, West Main Street Claxton Ga, 1 ct pandering
Whitman Scott, 30 yoa, Oak Hill MHP Statesboro Ga, 1 ct pandering and 1 ct sexual battery
John Peavy, 48 yoa, Shearhouse Rd Guyton Ga, 1 ct pandering
Spencer Flythe III, 35 yoa, Old Register Rd Statesboro Ga, 1 ct pandering
Richard Waters, 50 yoa, Beulah Church Rd Harrison Ga, 1 ct pandering
Berry David, 53 yoa, Old Tremont Rd Cordele ga, 1 ct pandering
Travis Roberts, 26 yoa, Effingham Highway Sylvania Ga, 1 ct pandering
Dekara Lee, 23 yoa, Palm Beach Florida, 1 ct prostitution and 1 ct keeping a place of prostitution