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PRESS RELEASE
January 17, 2014

 

FCSO PROSTITUTION STING

 

SUBJECT:Thomas Bateman, age 20, of 904 South Edisto Drive, Florence, SC 29505 was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office on January 16, 2013 and charged with Prostitution (first offense)(S.C. Code Section 16-15-100).  See FCSO Booking Website for additional details.

 

SUBJECT:Timothy Tyler, age 47, of 2544 J w Road, Fairmont, NC 28340 was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Prostitution (first offense)(S.C. Code Section 16-15-100).  See FCSO Booking Website for additional details.

 

SUBJECT:Cornelius James, age 57, of 1000 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington, SC 29532 was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Prostitution (first offense)(S.C. Code Section 16-15-100).  See FCSO Booking Website for additional details.

 

NARRATIVE:Investigators with Narcotics Division of the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the FCSO Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement Unit  (PACE) conducted a prostitution sting at an area motel located near US Highway 52 and Interstate 95 on January 16, 2014.  The operation was conducted in consultation with motel owners following complaints of prostitution in the area which was being facilitated by the use of an internet website on which prostitutes are known to advertise their services. An undercover female FCSO deputy posing as a prostitute on the website was contacted by individuals seeking sexual services and agreed to meet at an area motel.  Thomas Bateman, Timothy Tyler and Cornelius James were arrested by Investigators at the motel after they agreed to exchange money for sex acts. 

 

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Captain Michael M. Nunn
General Counsel/P.I.O.