A multi-agency prostitution sting resulted in nine arrests.
According to the San Luis Obispo Police Department, the sting began was conducted in the cities of Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo beginning in September 2013.
The sting was done at a motel in San Luis Obispo during an one-night operation last Thursday.
Police arrested James Stephens Douglas, 20 of SLO for felony human trafficking of a 16-year -old female, and pimping a minor. Stephens also had an arrest warrant from Sacramento County. His bail was set at $45,000
The 16-year-old female, who is unidentified because of her age, was arrested for prostitution and resisting arrest. She also had a felony no-bail warrant out of Sacramento County. She was later booked at the Juvenile Services Center.
When officers attempted to arrest the juvenile, she fled on foot and directly to the vehicle where Douglas was in order to alert him about the police.
After alerting Douglas, she fled and was captured about 30 minutes later.
Douglas was arrested before he drove away.
Also arrested were Depeche Ronnelle Lewallen for prostitution, David Jay King for solicitation of a prostitute, Tyeshia Antionette Orr for prostitution, Melissa Monia Amey for prostitution, Shuante Suzette Madden for prostitution and possession of a controlled substance (MDMA), Crescensio Hernandez-Villar for solicitation of a prostitute and Harry Endon Choate for solicitation of a prostitute
NewTimes: SLO prostitution sting has 9 arrests