8 arrested in Knoxville prostitution sting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knoxville Police arrested eight women Friday in a prostitution sting, according to KPD spokesman Darrell DeBusk.

Police did not say exactly where the sting was conducted but said it was executed by the KPD East District Squad A between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday.

Arrested in the sting were: Elizabeth Messer, 55, charged with prostitution within one-and-a-half miles of a school; April Rudder, 22, charged with prostitution within one-and-a-half miles of a school; Elizabeth Ross, 22, charged with prostitution within one-and-a-half miles of a school; Karen Edmonds, 49, charged with prostitution within one-and-a-half miles of a school; Mandy Holliman, 31, charged with prostitution and served with a warrant for failing to appear in court; Salley Nelson, 30, charged with prostitution within one-and-a-half miles of a school; Jennifer Price, 37, charged with prostitution within one-and-a-half miles of a school; and Lakin Russell, 21, charged with violation of probation.


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  • by leslie Location: seymour on Feb 14, 2011 at 06:03 PM
    I don't understand why we can't get these women some help. Lock them up and don't let them out on bond forget the money part. If they can get away from the drugs maybe they would go back to prostitution. REHAB The girlfriends and the wives of these men are the ones getting hurt worried about if they get an std what is wrong with our judical system. Help them instead of worrying about the money they can make. Get the drug dealers off the streets they are the ones with the money.

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