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FBI Arrests 20 During Prostitution Sting

FBI Arrests 20 During Prostitution Sting

Chicago Sun-Times via YellowBrix

November 13, 2010

NAPERVILLE, IL – Escorts were ordered up and asked to meet their clients in hotel rooms.

In Downers Grove, a 17-year-old girl showed up. In South Holland, it was a 16-year-old girl.

The Chicago area prostitution stings this month were part of Operation Cross Country, a nationwide undercover operation that hit 40 cities across the country and led to the arrests of 884 people.

Naperville police participated in the operation, arresting 20 people on various prostitution, drug and driving charges. Two Aurorans, a Naperville woman and a Yorkville resident were among those charged.

Charged with prostitution in the sting, according to Naperville police, were:

Kristina Klavon 25, of Aurora; Delia Karpes,. 18, Zion; Mariesha Wright, 20, University Park; Hsiao-Ling Hsieh, 34, Minneapolis, Minn,; Shiree Jarvis, 20, Shorewood; Donesha Baker, 19, Chicago; Tiffany Pierson, 22, Chicago; Jennifer Fox, 31, Fort Worth, Texas; and Jennifer Smith, 22, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Isaac Turnbo 23, of Chicago, and Joseph Goodrich 31, Carollton, Texas, were charged with pimping. Roydell Greenhill, 42, of Muscle Shoals, Ala., was charged with pimping and resisting a peace officer.

Attempted pandering charges were filed against: Jean-Marc Faison, 24, of Aurora; Lillie Ames, 21, of Chicago; Anita Lee, 36, of Chicago; Monserrat Arreola, 23, of Romeoville; and Christopher Niziolek 36, Hoffman Estates.

Ames was also charged with suspended license, Lee with obstructing identification and Faison and Arreola with resisting a peace officer.

Nikki Igbokidi 21, Naperville, and Tad Johnson 37, of Yorkville, were charged with possession of a controlled substance. Igbokidi was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Crawford Moore 32, of Waukegan, was charged with revoked license and reckless driving. Moore fled and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, police said.

The prostitutes arrested last weekend were largely found through online and print ads for escort services.

The underage girls — all of whom were driven to the hotels by someone else — were taken in as victims and are now in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services.

“It’s just a phenomenon we’ve been seeing, where minor children are being forced into or are allowed to engage in prostitution activities,” FBI spokesman Ross Rice said.


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