[UPDATE] 7 Arrested in Prostitution Operation in Tallahassee

By: TPD Release, Julie Montanaro Email
By: TPD Release, Julie Montanaro Email

UPDATED 4.29.2011 6:40pm by Julie Montanaro

Tallahassee Police, posing as customers, arrest seven people in a recent prostitution sting.

Four of those arrested were nabbed in Frenchtown ... two right on this corner.

Folks who live near the intersection of Dewey and Dover tell us prostitutes walk these streets both night and day and it's been going on for years.

One man told us he won't come out after dark anymore because of it.

Another woman told us she's glad to see the police are doing something about it, but aren't convinced it'll change anything.

There were six women and one man arrested in the sting.

Tallahassee Police say Afton Chewing and Leslie McCoy were slapped with felony charges because they've been arrested for prostitution at least twice before.

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The Tallahassee Police Department Special Investigations Section and Target Enforcement Squad conducted an undercover operation targeting street level prostitution on April 21st, 2011. The operation was conducted in the Frenchtown, South City, and Bond communities. During the operation, seven people were arrested with two of the seven being charged with felony prostitution. Three were also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and one with less than 20g of Cannabis.

The following subjects were arrested:
Angus Blaze, W/M, 02/28/1975, Prostitution @ Macomb and Georgia

Afton Chewing, W/F, 03/04/1981, Felony Prostitution @ Dewey and Dover

Bianca Scott, W/F, 03/25/1986, Prostitution and Possession of Paraphernalia @
Dewey and Dover

Leslie McCoy, W/F, 10/24/1965, Felony Prostitution and Possession of Paraphernalia @ Old Bainbridge and Brevard

Kesha Anderson, B/F, 09/27/1972, Prostitution Possession of less than 20g of Cannabis, and Possession of Paraphernalia @ Osceola and Poppy

Jacqueline May, B/F, 11/02/1964, Prostitution @ Saxon and Nassau

Rose Bryant, B/F, 07/18/1964, Prostitution and Possession of Paraphernalia @ Keith and Palm Beach

“The Tallahassee Police Department will continue to work diligently to address and resolve quality of life issues in our community,” said Chief Dennis Jones.


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  • by airborne on May 3, 2011 at 02:42 PM
    Most excellent, a brillant way to spend taxpayer money. Now we are all safe from the thugs and bank robbers.
  • by Danu Location: Tallahassee on May 3, 2011 at 08:17 AM
    Obviously there is a market for the services being offered. The street walkers get arrested, yet the online 'call girls' who come to town and service the lobbyists and politicians during Session each year rarely... if ever... get arrested. Hmmm?
  • by Gooder speller Location: Tallahassee on May 3, 2011 at 04:03 AM
    That that is, is. That that is not, is not.
  • by English Major Location: Famu on May 2, 2011 at 02:03 PM
    that that is is that that is not is not. Punctuate this Miss Spelling teacher.
    • reply
      by bad speller on May 2, 2011 at 04:07 PM in reply to English Major
      rick scott will deal with you expert.
  • by surprised not Location: tallahassee on May 2, 2011 at 12:46 PM
    To: Surprised...My point was that rape is a worse crime than prostitution. The Legislature agrees with me and classifies them accordingly. I am well educated thank-you very much
    • reply
      by Surprised on May 3, 2011 at 06:25 AM in reply to surprised not
      Unless your name is Daphne, the comment wasn't addressed at you. Her point was prostitution is a victimless crime which it isn't. No one mentioned rape which is of course a worse crime than prostitution. Your education doesn't help with your confusion does it?
  • by Daphne Location: St Marks on May 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM
    Prostitution is singled out even though it is a victimless crime...unlike when a police officer rapes a woman so she can get out of going to jail. Where is the justice?
    • reply
      by Surprised on May 2, 2011 at 10:59 AM in reply to Daphne
      I'm still surprised when people call prostitution a victimless crime ... go get educated Daphne!!!
  • by Timmy Location: TCC on May 2, 2011 at 08:16 AM
    Free Horsehead!!!!
  • by Red Light District Location: Tallahassee on May 2, 2011 at 07:58 AM
    The girls should try panhandling. IT is very profitable and the laws are not enforced in Tallahassee. Ever heard of " Felony Panhandling?"
    • reply
      by OneMoreThing on May 3, 2011 at 01:57 PM in reply to Red Light District
      Amen, I have only seen one instance that a TPD officer actually made someone get off the corner and then sat there to make sure they did not come back.
  • by OneMoreThing on May 2, 2011 at 07:09 AM
    Quoting the Bible is a way of getting information about prostitution to the public. Prostitution has been around since the time of man in one form or another. Laws were passed in order to keep "Sexually Transmitted Deceases" from spreading more than the already had, making prostitution illegal. But you don't have to be a street walker to be a prostitute, when you trade your body for anything, even in marriage or any other union, you are in essence a "Prostitute".
  • by John Location: Tallahassee on May 1, 2011 at 10:59 AM
    The headline was misleading! I too thought it was an article about the State Attorney. OR David Harvey. Or John Marks. Or Bill Proctor.
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