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6 arrested in prostitution sting in Florence Co.

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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Two women and four men were arrested on prostitution-related charges during an undercover sting conducted at a hotel on West Lucas Street by the Florence County Sheriff’s Office on June 9.

The sting was conducted following numerous complains for suspected prostitution near businesses at U.S. Highway 52 and Interstate 95, according a news release from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

SLIDESHOW: Click or tap here to view a slideshow of the 6 people who were arrested.

An undercover officer posed as a prostitute, or as someone seeking a prostitute, on an internet site frequently used for solicitation, the release states.

The suspects who were arrested were:

  • Montario James Williams, age 36, of 901 B Raiford Lane, Florence, SC 29505 was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Assisting/Promoting Prostitution (S.C. Code Ann. 16-15-90).  See FCSO Booking Website for additional information.   
  • Walter Oliver, Jr., age 55, of, Beaufort, SC was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office on June 9, 2016 and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Lizzie Alexie Kissiah, age 22, of Hartsville, SC was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office on June 9, 2016 and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Andrew Lavern McPherson, age 27, of Hartsville, SC was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office on June 9, 2016 and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution.
  • Antonio Teofile Brown, age 25, of Florence, SC was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office June 9, 2016 and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Ashley Tinika Cooper, age 21, of Florence, SCwas arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office on June 9, 2016 and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution and Giving False Information to Law Enforcement

“All suspects were released from the Florence County Detention Center on personal recognizance bonds,” the FCSO release states.

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