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Dozen arrested in Charlotte prostitution sting

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Posted at 8:18 AM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 11:05:37-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Undercover agents made a dozen arrests this week in an operation targeting illegal sexual acts.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office,  members of the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and Street Crimes Unit, conducted a Prostitution Operation in Port Charlotte late Wednesday and early Thursday.

All of the females were contacted through an on-line website and agreed to meet with undercover agents of the Agency to engage in sexual acts.

Arrested were:

21-year-old Tiesha Neal of Punta Gorda, charged with Prostitution

39-year-old Juliane Kellner of Lehigh Acres, charged with Prostitution

32-year-old Deericka Black of Sarasota, charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Hydromorphone), Possession of a Controlled Substance (4Cts.)

33-year-old Cari Danski of Venice, charged with Prostitution (2nd Offense)

28-year-old Courtney Romano of Arcadia, charged with Prostitution (3rd Offense)

32-year-old Crystal Williams of Sarasota, charged with Prostitution and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

49-year-old Naria Pujol , of Englewood, charged with Prostitution and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

20-year-old Candice Gausmann, of Madison, WI, charged with Prostitution, Possession of Marijuana Under 20 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

56-year-old Rebecca Andrews, homeless, charged with Prostitution and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine)

55-year-old Lynn Houston-White, of North Fort Myers, charged with Prostitution, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

27-year-old Jymieka Marion, of Port Charlotte, charged with Prostitution and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

29-year-old Tindal Demeris, of Ocala, charged with Loitering and Prowling

All were transported to the Charlotte County Jail and held for processing.