Multiple agencies collaborated on an undercover operation Thursday evening to round up 14 people accused of prostituting themselves in the Baton Rouge area through a website called Back Page.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, Baton Rouge Police and the FBI’s Human Trafficking Division targeted internet prostitution and human trafficking in the Baton Rouge area. In most of the arrests, officers called numbers advertised on Back Page and posed as customers, meeting the person on the end of the line at various locations around Baton Rouge. Once the officer agreed on a “deal” with the person and handed over cash, authorities arrested the individual.
Those booked into East Baton Rouge Parish on a count of prostitution include: Shevonne Alicia Allen, 32, 3434 Hollywood St.; Justin Jasper Davis, 25, 614 Valence St.; Maria Juanita Dominguez, 34, and Angela Dawn Lopez, 35, both of 11634 W. Sherwood Meadow Ave., Apt. D; Brandi Nicole Donaldson, 25, 18014 Autumn View Drive, Prairieville; Charleseona Hutchins, 20, 625 Hillcrest St.; Heather King, 25, 01211 Hawks Nest Drive, Houston; Kiethen McKneely, 24, 11585 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road; Reese Plaisance, 27, 11201 Triche Road, Gonzales; Natasha Michelle Striggles, 29, address unknown, Baton Rouge; Pam Thomas, 50, 8995 Post Office Road, Gonzales; Brittany Rose White, 29, 86 Cornwright Lane, Westport, New York.
Orlin Canas, 42, 6826 Roos Road, Houston, was booked in Parish Prison on second-offense prostitution.
Authorities also booked Monica Latrice Thomas, 39, 11252 Black Oak Drive, on a count of attempted prostitution/massage.
In addition to a count of prostitution, Donaldson was arrested on possession of drug paraphernalia, and Plaisance and King were arrested on illegal possession of stolen things. Dominguez and Lopez were also arrested on three counts each of possession of drugs.