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.
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.