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Prostitution Sting Leads to 12 Arrests

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office conducted a prostitution sting July 25-26 and arrested 12 men at a West Knoxville Hotel.  All were charged with patronizing prostitution.  The sting is in connection with prostitutes offering their services on a website called “backpage.com.”  Since October of 2012, KCSO has arrested 149 people in prostitution stings connected with that website.  Of the cases that have been to court, either the defendants pled guilty or were found guilty. 

Here are the names of those charged:

Floyd Lynn Archer   DOB 10-27-80

Lucas Matthew Allmon  DOB 11-16-83

Robert Keith McCracken  DOB 10-17-61

Adam Joshua Houk   DOB 9-10-85

John William Wickstrom  DOB  2-19-54

Daniel Ilea  DOB  9-2-80

Ashvinkumar Rameshbhai Patel  DOB 6-1-79

Jonathan Peter Smith   DOB 11-4-62

Robert Gene McKinney  DOB  7-16-78

Randall Lee Thornhill  DOB 2-26-73

Bradford T. Huffins   DOB  8-31-63

Jose Manuel Mendoza (2nd offense)  DOB  10-9-81

 

 


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