New Orleans, La. - New Orleans Police made 11 arrests after conducting a 3-day prostitution sting in New Orleans East and Mid-City neighborhoods.
The operation got underway after detectives as well as residents noticed a recent uptick in the crime in the 6000-block of Chef Menteur Highway and on Tulane Avenue from South Galvez Street to South Jeff Davis Parkway.
On September 19th, detectives went undercover on Tulane Avenue and arrested 2 suspected prostitutes.
45-year-old Dwayne Johnson
21-year-old Tory Smith
September 20th, detectives conducted another undercover sting, this time on Chef Highway. Those arrested included:
18-year-old Lorne Patterson of Memphis, TN
24-year-old Keesha McClinton of Memphis, TN
20-year-old Desirea Williams of Memphis, TN
22-year-old Shandraka Mobley of Memphis, TN
28-year-old Jennivia Williams of Jackson, MS
The next sting happened on September 24th. Detectives that day worked both Chef Highway and the Tulane Avenue areas. Shandraka Mobley and Jennivia Williams- who were arrested the previous week - were arrested a second time. Others picked-up for prostitution that day included:
20-year-old Detonsha McKinnie
45-year-old Rhonda Szekely
44-year-old Wendy Melgar