Seven charged in Durham prostitution sting

From staff reportsMay 1, 2013 

— Police arrested and charged seven people – six of them women – with prostitution Wednesday in South Durham.

The arrests occurred Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning after police conducted a sting operation that targeted Umstead and Simmons streets, just off Fayetteville Street and South Alston Avenue, according to police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.

Police launched the operation because of complaints from residents of the area, Michael said.

Those charged include: Bibi Johnson Freeman, 40, of Francis Street, charged with procuring for prostitution; Keith Ward, 50, Liberty Street, procuring for prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia; Tabitha Whole, 37, of East Umstead Street, procuring for prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia; Vonetta Johnson, 39, of Holloway Street, procuring for prostitution; Jacqueline Dawkins, 46, East Umstead Street, procuring for prostitution; Courtney Lord Doran, 33, Helmsdale Drive in Chapel Hill, procuring for prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia; and Charmaine Nelson, 41, South Alston Avenue, procuring for prostitution.

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