Date: March 19, 2004 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Michal Shanley, 863 534-6631 or 819-0397 pager

9 Arrested During  Undercover Operation In Wabash Area Of Lakeland

Polk County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Special Investigations Vice Unit detectives arrested nine suspects yesterday (Wednesday, March 17, 2004) during an undercover operation targeting prostitution in the Wabash area of Lakeland.

During the undercover operation, the following were arrested and charged:

Wayne Jackson, DOB 11/30/49, charged with Soliciting Another for Prostitution.
Ralph Jones, Jr., DOB 4/27/64, charged with Soliciting Another for Prostitution.
Lorenzo Roberts, DOB 6/23/72, charged with  Soliciting Another for Prostitution.
Leroy Mahaffey, DOB 8/29/59, charged with Soliciting a Lewd Act.
Dennis Dillman, DOB 3/13/74, charged with Soliciting a Lewd Act, Possession of
Methamphetamine, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Raymond Anderson, DOB 6/13/24, charged with Soliciting a Lewd Act and Battery.
Angel Perez, DOB 11/1/82, charged with Soliciting a Lewd Act.
Mark Sylvan, DOB 9/24/50, charged with Soliciting a Lewd Act.
Pablo Gonzalez, DOB 11/4/79, charged with Soliciting a Lewd Act.
 
The undercover operation was in response to reports of  prostitution activity in the Wabash area. All the suspects were arrested and booked into the Polk County jail. The investigation is continuing.          
 

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