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One Day Prostitution Sting
Tempe Police Arrest Eight
Posted Date: 8/1/2013

Sergeant Michael Pooley
Media Relations Unit
michael_pooley@tempe.gov
(480)959-6087

On Thursday, July 26th, 2013, Tempe Detectives conducted a one day operation targeting prostitution in the City of Tempe. The operation targeted not only prostitutes, but pimps as well. The operation targeted prostitution happening in Tempe by using the website backpage.com as the main source of advertisement. During the day long operation detectives made eight arrests with several different charges to include:

• Six prostitution charges
• Two cleared misdemeanor warrants
• One felony parole violation warrant
• One drug paraphernalia
• Felony Pandering
• Felony accepting funds for prostitution

This operation stemmed from neighborhood complaints as well as law enforcement intelligence indicating that prostitution was taking place at various areas across the city.

Those arrested were:

• Derricka Howard (21 years old) arrested for prostitution
• Tammy Cordero (27 years old) arrested for prostitution
• Obie Goins (33 years old) arrested for pandering/receiving earnings from prostitution
• Cynthia Ann Parker (28 years old) arrested for prostitution
• Anna Silvas (32 years old) arrested for prostitution and misdemeanor warrant
• Michael Bazen (22 years old) arrested for prostitution, misdemeanor warrant and possession of drug paraphernalia
• Dionna Horten (23 years old) arrested for prostitution
• Jonathan Hensley (25 years old) arrested for probation violation

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