HOWARD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
For Release: April 8, 2009
Contact: Sherry Llewellyn, 410-313-2236, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice operation results in 17 prostitution arrests
Howard County police have charged 17 people with solicitation of prostitution during an undercover operation in Jessup. Vice detectives and female officers worked Friday evening to identify suspects soliciting prostitutes along U.S. 1.
Female officers in plain clothes stood in areas targeted by citizen complaints to determine whether they would be approached and offered money for sex. Suspects who approached the female officers and made such offers were arrested.
The following suspects were arrested and charged with solicitation of prostitution:
Charles Scott Davis, 57, of Annapolis
Jose Humberto Bonilla, 48, of Hyattsville
Herbert Alexander Rodriguez, 31, of Riverdale
Russell Dwayne James, 31, of Baltimore
Charles Abiodum Cole, 57, of Columbia
Jose Delores Jimenez-Torres, 54, of Woodbine
Rosendo Arroyo, 31, of Salisbury, N.C.
Carson Ray Christian, 77, of Laurel
Jason Michael Theissen, 30, of Savage
Jon D. Knox, 49, of Ellicott City
Javier G. Ramirez, 42, of Severn
Edwin A. Moran, 23, of Elkridge
Diego A. Chavez, 23, of Elkridge
Gary Lynn King, 43, of Gaithersburg
Abu Bakar Bayoh, 25, of Washington, D.C.
Carlos E. Lopez, 26, of Lanham
Otoniel Villeda, 23, of Laurel, also charged with second degree assault and resisting arrest
Note: Detectives have provided the best known spellings and ages for all suspects.
Police will continue to address prostitution and related criminal activity in the county. Citizens are encouraged to call 410-313-3200 with tips or information. Callers may remain anonymous.