Jul 2, 2015 12:36 PM by News Staff
Four people were arrested in Redding Wednesday night during a police operation targeting prostitution and pimping in Shasta County.
The suspects were arrested after investigators responded to internet ads offering escort services in the Shasta County area.
Officials announced the results of the operation in a news release Thursday morning.
According to the news release, the first arrest occurred around 8:15 p.m. when Aubre Lynn Hanes, 20, of Redding, arrived at a pre-determined location and agreed to exchange sex for money. Hanes was cited and released for solicitation of prostitution. Douglas James Middleton, 25, of Shasta Lake City, was with Hanes and was booked into jail on an unrelated felony warrant.
At 9:45 p.m. Sade Rene Perkins, 21, of Lakewood, Washington, arrived at a pre-determined location with a 21-year-old man later identified as Jae'von Dupriest Lozan-Alford, of Seattle, Washington. Perkins agreed to sexual favors in exchange for money and was arrested.
Lozan-Alford was found sitting in his car nearby and when contacted by police they discovered a .22 caliber handgun with ammunition, condoms, and other evidence indicating he was benefitting from prostitution acts performed by Perkins.
Perkins was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail on suspicion of solicitation of prostitution. Lozan-Alford was arrested on suspicion of pimping, being armed in the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed loaded firearm in a vehicle, and conspiracy.
Redding Police Sgt. Todd Cogle says a recent human trafficking investigation revealed the need for this and other anti-pimping operations in the Redding area.