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15 people arrested for prostitution in Horry County Thursday

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Fifteen people were arrested on Thursday for prostitution charges, according to jail records.

On November 19, the Horry County Police Department conducted a prostitution sting using various methods, according to Lt. Raul Denis. Fourteen arrests were made by HCPD in the Myrtle Beach area by arrestees seeking prostitution services through the internet, Lt. Denis said. In general, people solicit prostitution by phone, internet, or in person. Once the service is solicited, arrangements are made to meet, then the officer can arrest the person, Lt. Denis explained.

Fourteen men were arrested by Horry County Police and booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. Thursday. One woman was arrested by Myrtle Beach Police for prostitution. 

Daniel Dawson, the husband of New Hanover County, North Carolina Commissioner Beth Dawson, was among those arrested.

Below are the names and charges of the 15 people arrested. Click here to view a slideshow of their mugshots.

  • Marwan Sami Alaswad, 32, from Conway. Arrested for prostitution, first offense.
  • Michael David Caddell, 61, from Myrtle Beach. Arrested for prostitution, first offense, simple possession of marijuana.
  • Leon Cokely, 43, from Hemingway. Arrested for prostitution; lewdness, assignation and prostitution generally.
  • Michael Anh Dao, 22, from Mt. Pleasant. Arrested for prostitution, first offense, and simple possession of marijuana.
  • Oziel Pereira Dasilva, 37, from Summerville. Arrested for prostitution, first offense.
  • Daniel Earl Dawson, 60, from Wilmington, NC. Arrested for prostitution, first offense.
  • Derrick Germaine Ford, 39, from Sumter. Arrested for prostitution, first offense.
  • Robert Vereen Loud, 51, from Murrells Inlet. Arrested for prostitution, first offense.
  • William Michael McSwain, 72, from North Myrtle Beach. Arrested for prostitution; lewdness, assignation and prostitution generally.
  • Travell Jermaine Morrison, 28, from Newnan, GA. Arrested for prostitution, first offense.
  • Sherry Lynn Reyes, 43, from Myrtle Beach. Arrested for prostitution, first offense.
  • Rafael Rivera-Maya, 38, from Myrtle Beach. Arrested for prostitution, first offense.
  • Huntington S. Smith, 53, from Murrells Inlet. Arrested for prostitution, first offense.
  • David Oniel Strickland, 54, from Murrells Inlet. Arrested for prostitution, first offense.
  • David Louis Whitney, 53, from Murrells Inlet. Arrested for prostitution, first offense.

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