Mon, Mar 11, 2013
Sixteen men were arrested at a Houma hotel over the weekend after police allegedly linked them to contacting a prostitute through a Craiglist-like website according to The Daily Comet.
Houma Police said they arrested nine men March 8 and seven men March 9 after each man gave a woman money for sexual favors at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, police said.
The sting targeted men who contacted the woman through www.backpage.com, police said, which has a section labeled “adult” with categories including escorts, strippers and adult jobs.
After this weekend’s operation, Houma detectives learned about other websites that connect people with prostitutes, police said. Future operations are planned.
Police arrested the following men on March 8:
-Toby Torres-w/m, 5-30-76, 259 Leonard Street in Raceland, La.
-Chris Theriot-w/m, 4-12-94, 1611 Chantilly Drive, Houma, La.
-Porferio Reyes Mendoza-h/m, 58 Kingsridge Loop, Houma
-William James-w/m, 10-3-75, 157 Presque Isle, Houma, La
-Manny Schexnayder-w/m, 11-29-80, 103 Lovell Court, Theriot, La.
-Kevin Echeverria-w/m, 1-3-89, 9207 Houma Highlands Court, Houma, La.
-Jesus Galdamez-w/m, 10-2-89, 219 E. Lerille Street, Lockport, La.
-Cullen Landry-w/m, 12-5-92, 108 Marcel Lane, Houma, La.
-Ramon Johnson-b/m, 2-10-78, 108 First Street, Napoleonville, La.
Police arrested the following men March 9:
-Jacob Thomas Krenn-w/m, 4-29-86, 1404 Bond Street, Houma, La.
-Easton LeCompte Jr.-w/m, 3-7-50, 811 Douglas Dr.
-Joseph W. Washington-b/m, 7-4-88, 207 Gloria Street, Thibodaux, La.
-Jerry Jack Hebert-w/m, 192 West 77th Street, Galliano, La.
-Taneshia Brown-b/f, 9-14-87, 1011 South Teal Estates, Fresno, Tx.
-Milton J. Griffin-w/m, 3-19-57, 112 Country Village, Raceland, La.
-Steven Alcorn-b/m, 9-12-77, 2511 West Camellia Drive, Thibodaux, La.