Clearwater Police arrest 13 in prostitution crackdown - WFLA News Channel 8

Clearwater Police arrest 13 in prostitution crackdown

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Laffey, 46, is facing solicitation for prostitution charges. Laffey, 46, is facing solicitation for prostitution charges.
Haslett, 48, is no stranger to law enforcement in Clearwater. Haslett, 48, is no stranger to law enforcement in Clearwater.
CLEARWATER, FL (WFLA) - Officers with the Clearwater Police Department arrested 13 suspects Saturday night as part of an operation targeting prostitution in the city.

Seven women and six men are facing a variety of charges including drug possession, resisting arrest, fleeing to elude and solicitation for prostitution.

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According to a CPD report the operation targeted illegal activity in the city’s East Gateway community.

“We do these crackdowns on occasion across the city,” said Clearwater PD Public Information Officer Rob Shaw. “We hear from residents and business owners in the community about prostitution and related crimes so we enforce the law in an effort to eradicate this problem from the City of Clearwater.”

Among those arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail, 48-year-old Felecia Haslett and 46-year-old Doreen Laffey. Both suspects have at least two prior prostitution arrests in Clearwater.

The other suspects facing charges stemming from the operation:

- Gerges Hanna, 33-year-old Clearwater resident, solicitation for prostitution.

- Joseph Chic, 25-year-old Clearwater resident, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.

- Dianna M. Nordian, 42, charges not known.

- Jenna Holmes, 25, solicitation for prostitution.

- Mollie Cloward, 52, solicitation for prostitution.

- Kevin Benton, 41-year-old Clearwater resident, littering and drug possession.

- Christopher Green, 29-year-old Clearwater resident, solicitation for prostitution.

- Denver Emmett Cooper, 33-year-old Clearwater resident, fleeing to elude police.

- Juan Manuel Torres, 33, charges not known.

- Shawna Marie Davis, 25-year-old Brooksville resident, drug possession, driving under the influence, operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.

- Edward Everett, 31-year-old Clearwater resident, drug-related charges.

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