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Eight arrested in Punta Gorda prostitution sting

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 13:47:34-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- A total of eight arrests, seven of them for prostitution, were made during an undercover operation targeting prostitution activity in Punta Gorda on Monday.

The Punta Gorda Police Department worked with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office and a local hotel during the sting operation.

The following arrests were made:

Veto Damico, 41, of North Port, charged with Engaging in Prostitution

Crystel Deforge, 37, of Fort Myers, charged with Engaging in Prostitution

Samantha Diamond, 26, of Troy, NY, charged with Engaging in Prostitution

Dominique Geralds, 29, of Fort Myers, charged with Driving with Suspended License, Possession of Drug Paraphernilia

Jennifer Jones, 31, of North Port, charged with Engaging in Prostitution, Possession of Controlled Substance

Alyssa Gonzalez, 26, of Port Charlotte, charged with Engaging in Prostitution

Jessica Lowe, 29, of Fort Myers, charged with Engaging in Prostitution, Possession of Drug Paraphernilia

Lisa Reed, 34, of Lehigh Acres, charged with Engaging in Prostitution