EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSLogan County Deputies Arrest Five Men In Prostitution Sting
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Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 3, 2013 11:36 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 3, 2013 11:48 AM EDT
Logan , Logan County , West Virginia
Deputies have arrested five men in connection with a prostitution sting operation in Logan County.
Jerry Boyd of Pikeville, Ky.; Bobby Robinette of Mallory, W.Va.; Steven D. Maynard of Leon, W.Va.; Billy James Hatley of Bruno, W.Va.; and David Vernatter of McConnell, W.Va., were all arrested and charged with solicitation for prostitution, Logan County Sheriff Sonya Dingess Porter said.
In a release, Porter said the purpose of the arrests went beyond just prostitution.
"It also attacks other issues because where there is prostitution there is drug use or those individuals who commit burglary to gain money to participate in prostitution as well as other crimes" Porter said.
Three of the five men arrested had offered prescription medications in exchange for sexual acts, Porter said. Kanawha County deputies assisted in the investigation and arrests of the suspects.
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