Police arrest five in North Charleston prostitution sting

Police arrest five in North Charleston prostitution sting

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A prostitution sting in North Charleston Friday night resulted in five arrests.

The North Charleston Police Department S.P.E.E.D. Team conducted a prostitution enforcement operation Friday throughout the city, according to incident reports. The sting involved an undercover officer posing as a "John."

The sting reportedly led to five arrests, spread out between areas of Rivers Avenue, Spruill Avenue, and Dorchester Road. Reports state the suspects were arrested after offering to perform a sex act with the undercover officer in exchange for money.

The following suspects were arrested and charged with solicitation for prostitution:

  • Debra Barnes, 40
  • Carl Geilfuss, 22
  • Emmajene Blake, 53
  • Marcia Asby, 28
  • Vina Scott, 40

Records show the suspects were booked at the Charleston County Detention Center.

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