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Arrests made in prostitution investigation

Arrests made in prostitution investigation

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WATERLOO -- Undercover officers arrested five people in a prostitution sting in downtown Waterloo Wednesday night.

Both male and female officers took part in the operation, which was conducted in response to complaints, said Capt. Bruce Arends.

The arrests were made in the 300 block of Commercial Street and the areas of West First and West Third and Jefferson streets.

Four women offered the undercover officers sex for prices in the $20 range, according to court records.

Arrested for prostitution were Donna L. Stillions, 46, of 310 E. Sixth St.; Christie L. LeTourneau, 32, of 404 Allen St.; Charlotte L. Jefferson, 48, of 701 Locust St.; and Ieisha S. Gilmore, 21, of 1624 Newell St..

Jefferson was also arrested for possession of crack cocaine after police found two glass pipes with crack residue in her coat pocket, police said.

Only one person, Ryan Werning, 16, of 214 South St., No. 4, was taken into custody attempting to buy sex, police said. He was also charged with prostitution.

A sixth person, Tanya H. Coleman, 42, of 302 Commercial St., No. 19, was arrested for possession of crack cocaine during the investigation. She allegedly had a pipe with crack residue, but she wasn't charged with prostitution.


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