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Eight Arrested in Prostitution Sting

By: Allison Herman Email
By: Allison Herman Email
A prostitution sting in Scioto County has landed eight people in jail.

Solicitation Court offers prostitutes an opportunity to get out of the business.

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A prostitution sting in Scioto County has landed eight people in jail.

The Portsmouth Police Department says they, and the Scioto County Sheriff's Department, put together a sting on Portsmouth's east end Wednesday night.

A news release says the following were arrested and charged with soliciting:

Charles Hess, Portsmouth
Garold Holsinger, West Portsmouth
Johnda Kerns, Portsmouth
April Howard, Sciotoville
Rebecca Newman, West Portsmouth
Ronda Coldiron, Wheelersburg
Bria Shelpman, Portsmouth
Lisa Newman, Portsmouth

The release also says all eight people "will have to submit to a venereal disease and HIV test."


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