MUG SHOTS: Four arrested in Fort Myers prostitution sting

Four women were arrested Saturday on charges of prostitution following an undercover sting by the Fort Myers Police Department, according to FMPD public information officers.

Tiffany Crump, 34, Dawn Margaret Pearson, 60, and Chanel Rene Hall, 26, have been charged with solicitation.

Hall was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Heather Rose Henson, 29, has been charged with lewdness and precursor acts for the facilitation of prostitution.

Henson was previously arrested and charged with offering to engage in prostitution when the Fort Myers Police Department conducted undercover prostitution stings at two locations on Friday, June 19. Sixteen arrests were made in those raids in the area of Cleveland Avenue and Linhart Avenue.

Police used both undercover female and male officers targeting both the prostitutes and the johns.

The city-wide sweep was done in response to citizen complaints.

The sting covered areas along Cleveland Avenue, as well as Palm Beach Boulevard.

Previously, six females, including one juvenile, were arrested by Fort Myers police in an undercover prostitution sting near the area of Cleveland and Grand avenues Saturday.

The following were arrested and charged with solicitation of prostitution: Princess Perez, 38; Crystal Tucker, 37; Naomi Gress, 43; Erica Cruz, 30; Karry Sypek, 33, arrested for the third time and the unidentified juvenile female.

Police conducted the sting in responded to complaints the community.

On June 4, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office conducted a county-wide prostitution operation to target subjects soliciting sex through Internet ads, according to sheriff’s office spokesman John Sheehan.

A dominatrix with a torture chamber in her garage, offering sex on a trampoline, in a shed and threesomes were just some of the things that led to the arrests of 13 people in an undercover sting operation targeting girls advertising on the Internet in Lee County. The sting was dubbed "Operation Summer Rain."

An early May prostitution sting in North Fort Myers by the Lee County Sheriff's office resulted in 11 arrests - five for prostitution and six for procuring another for lewdness.

Fort Myers Police conducted a John's Operation in the area of Palm Beach Boulevard & Prospect Avenue Friday, April 23. Eleven men were arrested for solicitation of prostitution.

A brothel in the 500 block of Figuera Avenue in Fort Myers, which is south of Palm Beach Boulevard and west of Ortiz Avenue was busted Thursday, April 22 while wo men, a woman and three children swam in an above-ground pool at the home.

Those arrested and the charges they face: Juliankia Toscano, 22, keeping a house of ill fame and living off the earnings of a prostitute; Juan Cruz, 20, procurement of prostitution; Daniel Perez, 28, living off the earnings of a prostitute, keeping a house of ill fame and procuring prostitution; and Rosio Romero, 32, prostitution. All live in the house where the bust took place.

Seven women were arrested in an “Operation April Fools” prostitution sting at a south Lee County Motel that was the culmination of a couple of days of work by undercover deputies.

Deputies targeted Internet sites such as craigslist.com and travslist.org and smaller newspapers in Lee County seeking out women who were selling sexual favors.

A March 5 prostitution bust, also in the neighborhood of Cleveland Avenue and Linhart Avenue, resulted in 20 arrests, including former Cape Coral City Councilman Charles Fletcher.

An undercover operation in Collier County targeting unlicensed massage therapists and prostitutes netted five arrests in January and February.

Three women were charged with prostitution and practicing massage therapy without a license in January. In the February case, two employees of the Oriental Massage at 10823 U.S. 41 in North Naples were arrested on prostitution charges.

The investigation by the Sheriff’s Office’s Vice and Narcotics Bureau found the women through online advertisements touting “massage therapy” and “erotic massage” in Naples and Collier.

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