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Four women arrested in prostitution sting

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Ciera Johnson, Cassandra Johnson, Leora Karen Johnson and Pearline Hampton. Ciera Johnson, Cassandra Johnson, Leora Karen Johnson and Pearline Hampton.
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Investigators arrested four women Wednesday night on charges of prostitution.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office charged 23-year-old Ciera Renee Jamison, 35-year-old Pearline Hampton, 29-year-old Cassandra Johnson and 36-year-old Leora Karen Johnson with prostitution.

"We have received numerous complaints from citizens and crime watch groups about prostitution along Edisto Drive and on the Hill," Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said."On Wednesday night, officers conducted undercover investigations along Edisto Drive and arrested one female. A similar investigation was being conducted on Alva, Stilton, and Crawford Streets and three females were arrested."

"Wednesday night's arrest may have put a dent in the prostitution taking place in Orangeburg County, but we want to make it known that we are investigating all criminal acts in this county and all complaints are being heard," Ravenell said."I want to send the same message to prostitutes as to drug dealers: no taxes, no sales!"

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