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Saturday, July 27, 2013
Four people were arrested last week after Rocky Mount police investigated a prostitution scheme they said was advertised through social media.
Police Chief David Cundiff declined to specify exactly how and where the solicitations occurred, but he said they appeared on a variety of locations on the Internet.
"It was a social media-type deal, where they were advertising in the Rocky Mount area, and that's something we don't tolerate," Cundiff said Friday. He said a sting operation was set up and undercover agents set up meetings in the town. Two Roanoke women - Tanya Sue Dawson, 40, and Lourdes Annette Vogel, 37 - were charged with prostitution.
Amy Arleen Terry, 50, of Vinton was arrested and charged with prostitution and with possession of a schedule II drug.
Andrew Starkey, 60, of Roanoke faces a charge of aiding prostitution.
Terry and Vogel were taken into custody; Starkey and Dawson were released on a summons, according to Lt. Danny Brabham.
Cundiff said additional charges are expected in the case.
Starkey is scheduled to be arraigned in Franklin County General District Court on Aug. 28.
Dawson, Terry and Vogel are due back in court in September.
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