MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Horry County police arrested 17 men on prostitution charges after an undercover operation using several websites, according to a police report.
Officers used a confidential informant on June 27 to post profiles on the websites that were known to be utilized in the aiding of prostitution, according to the report. The suspects then contacted the confidential informant and arranged for a time and place to meet.
Once a transaction for a sexual act was made with the informant, Horry County police arrested the men on charges of prostitution, according to the report. Some of the men also were charged with drug possession.
The men included:
David Wayne Bell, 51, of Myrtle Beach
Kendell Latavia Black, 23, of Myrtle Beach
Gene Craig Dobson, 42, of Conway
Jasper Cleveland Gerald, 55, of Marion
Calvin Pink Gore, 50, of Little River
Romero Alejandro Hernandez, 33, of Myrtle Beach
Charles Clay Jackson, 43, of North Myrtle Beach
Glennie Alonzo Johnson, 44, of Garden City Beach
Rusty Duane Locklair, 41, of Georgetown
Doran Lanard Mazyck, 28, of Myrtle Beach
Sherwood Brian Newkirk, 42, of Kinghtdale, N.C.
Patrick William Polly, 47, of Conway
Joseph Anthony Ponticello, 33, Myrtle Beach
Dagoberto Rodriguez, 30, of Myrtle Beach
Juan Rosales, 30, of Myrtle Beach
Carlos Noe Pu Sapon, 22, of Myrtle Beach
Fredrick Vaught, 46, of Longs
Black, Jackson, Dobson, Polly and Mazyck were each charged with narcotics violations, according to the report. No other details were listed in the report.