(Council Bluffs) Council Bluffs Police say five people were arrested Wednesday night as the result of a prostitution sting set up an area hotel.
The five arrested on suspicion of prostitution are identified as 18-year-old Aleigha C. Horn, of Waterloo, 23-year-old Chrystal L. Cocklin, 24-year-old Shanta R. Wood, 55-year-old Samuel D. Weiss, and 29-year-old Raynette L. Heidt, all of Omaha. The sting lasted from 3:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A Council Bluffs Police Department Official says the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force arranged meetings with customers and prostitutes on a number of various websites. It conducts the stings around four to six times per year, sometimes more when big events are held in the area.
Omaha Police say all five suspects face an aggravated misdemeanor charge of prostitution. Of the women, Heidt and Cocklin have prior records for prostitution.
January 31, 2014