Five ‘Johns’ Arrested In Prostitution Sting
By Space Coast Daily // February 28, 2015
Melbourne Police Department Conducts Prostitution Sting
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department conducted a prostitution sting that netted five arrests.
According to the Melbourne Police Department, Investigators and Officers from several units within the department combined to conduct the prostitution detail along the US 1 corridor from University Boulevard to Post Road.
Arrested and charged with Solicitation for Prostitution were Wayne Combs, 49; Sylvester Hartfield, 48; Richard Kerns, 63; Jeffrey Sanders, 51; and Charles Stewart III, 44.
All suspects were turned over to the Brevard County Sheriff.
Based on citizen complaints and continuing efforts to reduce prostitution complaints within the City of Melbourne, the Melbourne Police Department Special Investigations Unit conducted the prostitution detail targeting males, commonly called ‘Johns’ who solicit prostitutes.
According to a release from the Melbourne Police Department, MPD has a continuing goal of contacting, identifying and apprehending individuals who advertise, patronize and promote prostitution.
If someone has any information that could help detectives solve a current open investigation, please call Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). Calls to Crimeline are anonymous, and tips that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.