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Clarksville Police conduct Prostitution Sting July 31st through August 7th, 2015

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Vice and Narcotics agents of the Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit between July 31st and August 7th, 2015 conducted operations targeting prostitution on backpage.com. 13 arrests were made during the operations.

The focus of the operation was centered on those who solicit prostitution in an effort to not only reduce this type of activity but to prevent assaults and robberies against the solicitors that have become commonplace with online prostitution as they become easy targets when they are directed to locations that are controlled by the prostitutes.

Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit makes 13 arrests during prostitution sting.
Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit makes 13 arrests during prostitution sting.

Captain Gipson the Special Operations Unit Commander stated “these types of operations are ongoing with a fair warning to those that solicit prostitution online; the person on the other end of that web page just might be the police.”

Agent Steinlage and Agent Lee are the lead investigators.

For the July 31st, 2015 prostitution operation

Travisa Johnson

Charges: Promoting prostitution, Prostitution
Pending charge: possession of synthetic marijuana

Stephanie King

Charges: Promoting prostitution, Prostitution

For the August 5th, 2015 prostitution operation

Stephanie King

Charges: Promoting Prostitution, Prostitution

Arrested on state line road (District 1)

Rubi Garnica

Charges: Promoting Prostitution, Prostitution, Simple Possession, UDP

Kirsten Mahon

Charges: Promoting prostitution, Prostitution

For the August 7th, 2015 prostitution

Brian Bougher

Charge: Patronizing Prostitution, Simple Possession

Robin Giltner

Charge: Patronizing Prostitution

Gary McClure

Charge: Patronizing Prostitution

Aaron Holden

Charge: Patronizing Prostitution

Jerrod Austin

Charge: Patronizing Prostitution

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