Aiken County cracks down on prostitution

(Aiken) July 25, 2005 - A three-week undercover investigation by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office has led to the arrest of two women and six men along Highway 421 in Gloverville and Langley.

20-year-old Kasha M. Eubanks of Warrenville and 19-year-old Tiffany R. Lanning of Allendale are charged with prostitution.

20-year-old Cedric S. Geter of, Augusta, Georgia, 26-year-old Christopher K. Dunbar of  North Augusta, South Carolina, 52-year-old Freddy L. Curry of  North Augusta, South Carolina, 42-year-old Jeffrey G. Grey of Warrenville, 50-year-old James L. Jenkins of Clearwater and 60-year-old Robert L. Mellott of Graniteville are charged with solicitation of prostitution.

"We launched this investigation after receiving complaints from citizens about the activity along Highway 421," said Sheriff Michael Hunt.

ACSO investigators arrested the individuals during the investigation on July 6, 7 and 13. A conviction for prostitution in South Carolina carries the following penalties:

First offense - fine up to $200 or imprisonment up to 30 days; Second offense - fine up to $1000 or imprisonment up to six months, or both; Third or subsequent offense - fine up to $3000 or imprisonment for not less than one year, or both.

Posted 12:55pm by Bryce Mursch