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Police arrest 7 in prostitution sting

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police in North Charleston arrested seven people as part of a reverse prostitution operation Thursday.

The operation was conducted by the North Charleston Police Department's S.P.E.E.D. Team. Investigators say an undercover female officer posed as a street level prostitute in the Charleston Farms Community and Chicora-Cherokee communities.

The following arrests were made:

  • James Hawkins, Jr., 49, is charged with solicitation for prostitution.
  • James Horton, 43, is charged with solicitation for prostitution.
  • Alejandro Lucas, 33, is charged with solicitation for prostitution.
  • Ronald Hartwell, 26, is charged with solicitation for prostitution.
  • Hope Garner, 40, is charged with solicitation for prostitution.
  • Jamie Shingler, 40, is charged with loitering for the purpose of prostitution.
  • Andrew Davis, Jr., is charged with disorderly conduct and simple possession of marijuana.

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