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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 2/3/2011 

 Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Arrest 17 in Prostitution Reverse  


In a nine-hour-investigation on Thursday, February 3, 2011, targeting solicitation to commit prostitution, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit detectives arrested 17 males charging them with crimes ranging from Solicit to Commit Prostitution, to Possession of Hydrocodone.  The investigation concentrated on the Wabash area of Lakeland. 

“Those who solicit for prostitution should take note,” said Sheriff Grady Judd.  “Our detectives will continue to conduct these investigations – prostitution and solicitation for prostitution is a crime, you will be arrested and you will go to jail.” 

Beginning at 9:00 am, and ending at 6:00 pm, detectives from the PCSO Vice Unit, with the assistance of detectives in the Narcotics and Tactical Drug Units, conducted the reverse prostitution investigation targeting "Johns."

One suspect arrested, 63-year-old Thomas Meade, DOB 02/14/1947, 2055 S Floral Ave Lot 21, Bartow, told detectives he was a substitute teacher for Polk County Schools. 

26-year-old Armando Ocampo-Hernandez, DOB 08/27/1984, 509 Gordon Road, South, Lakeland, had his two year old son with him

70-year-old M.S. Streeter, DOB 08/26/1940, 2245 New Tampa Highway, Lakeland, is a Sexual Offender.

68-year-old Allen Lenker, DOB 12/01/1942, 12225 Kelly Lane, Thonotosassa, was carrying a firearm in his pocket.  Lenker did have a concealed weapons permit.

Those arrested and their charges:

55-year-old George Hester, DOB 5/16/1955, 37849 E 52nd St, Palmville, CA.  Hester told detectives he is employed at Hester Trucking.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution.

20-year-old Jeremy Goldwire, DOB 6/23/1990, 1237 Parkhurst Ave, Lakeland.  Goldwire told detectives he is unemployed.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution.

47-year-old Jose Fernandez, DOB 5/8/1963, 335 NE 61st St, Miami.  Fernandez told detectives he is unemployed.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution.

32-year-old Louis Andrews, DOB 2/14/1978, 822 Savannah St, Lakeland.  Andrews told detectives he is unemployed. He is charged with Resist/Obstruct Officer without Violence.

20-year-old William Ford, DOB 4/30/1990, 613 Choctow Ave, Lakeland.  Ford told detectives he is unemployed.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution.

42-year-old Dennis Robinson, DOB 4/24/1968, 1318 Leola Ave, Lakeland.  Robinson told detectives he is unemployed.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution.

33-year-old Jorge Peraza, DOB 7/4/1977, 7406 Loblolly Ave, Lakeland.  Peraza told detectives he is unemployed.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution.

37-year-old Jonathan Barnett, DOB 12/3/1973, 616 Grady Ave, Lakeland.  Barnett told detectives he is unemployed.  He is charged with Possession of Hydrocodone, Deriving Proceeds, and Solicit Prostitution.

47-year-old John Cumbess, DOB 2/28/1963, 1915 Gregory Dr, Plant City.  Cumbess told detectives he is unemployed.  He is charged with Exposure of Sexual Organs.

63-year-old Thomas Meade, DOB 2/14/1947, 2055 S Floral Ave Lot 21, Bartow.  Meade told detectives he is a substitute teacher with Polk County Schools.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution.

 61-year-old Edmond Brown, DOB 6/18/1949, 718 Ponderosa Dr, Lakeland.  Brown told detectives he is unemployed.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution.

68-year-old Allen Lenker, DOB 12/1/1942, 12225 Kelly Ln, Thonotosassa.  Lenker told detectives he is retired.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution.

26-year-old Armando Ocampo-Hernandez, DOB 8/27/1984, 509 Gordon Rd S, Lakeland.   Ocampo-Hernandez told detectives he is employed by E&A Cleaners.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution.

26-year-old Vicente Hernandez-Rodriguez, DOB 1/22/1985, 5411 Greenfield Acres Rd, Lakeland.  Hernandez-Rodriguez told detectives he is employed by E&A Cleaners.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution.

27-year-old David Sauz, DOB 9/3/1983, 2212 Yeats Street, Lakeland.  Sauz told detectives he is employed by CCK Construction.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution, and Resist/Obstruct Officer without Violence.

24-year-old Francisco Perez, DOB 12/24/1986, 616 Strain Blvd, Lakeland.  Perez told detectives he is unemployed.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution.

70-year-old M. S. Streeter, DOB 8/26/1940, 2245 New Tampa Hwy, Lakeland.  Streeter told detectives he is unemployed.  He is charged with Solicit to Commit Lewdness/Prostitution.