WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) -- 17 women and 13 men face prostitution related charges after a bust of prostitutes and "johns" in Waterbury Thursday.
This went down in the Willow/Hillside/Grove area of Waterbury.
Police say two undercover male officers arrested the women after they offered to perform sex acts for money. And two female officers posed as prostitutes and were approached by men looking to pay for sex.
"Thursday night's operation is part of an ongoing effort to address quality of life issues in the Hillside neighborhood and the entire city," Captain Chris Corbett, Waterbury police, said.
Police identified the women arrested as:
- Valerie Val, 20
- Monet Perry, 26
- Sara Berry, 29
- Jeanette Martinez, 37
- Theresa Cesare, 50
- Elise Matos, 34
- Michelle Tallman, 44
- Natasha Liguori, 30
- Shelli Brown, 21
- Linda Crownshaw, 44
- Eric Gatlin, 22
- Roberta Leary, 49
- Jennifer Allen, 36
- Ashley Espinosa, 18
- Annette Bailey, 48
- Susan Ramos, 34
- Jennifer Labbe, 24
The men arrested were identified as:
- Hasan Zilic, 65
- Bobby Jones, 38
- Thyron Graham, 2
- Lavi Wright, 30
- Jose Zhizhpon, 27
- Gregory Williams, 43
- Nicholas Manolakas, 58
- Xinting Guo, 37
- Fernando Oliveira, 51
- Angel Dejesus, 37
- James Walker, 51
- Richard Albarado, 23
- Javon Bulluck, 27
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