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Myrtle Beach police work different areas of the city, charge 15 with prostitution

More than a dozen people were charged with prostitution as Myrtle Beach police officers worked different areas of the city the last two days.

Myrtle Beach street crime officers conducted an operation after receiving prostitution complaints, according to a release. The operation targeted street-level and internet-based prostitution.

Arrests were made throughout the day Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Police worked areas around 28th Avenue North and Kings Highway, Withers Swash, Yaupon Drive, Flagg Street, Cassandra Lane and Ocean Boulevard, online records show.

Those charged with prostitution are:

  • Mary Ilene Robinson, 53
  • Jannis Nadine Richardson, 47
  • Magdalene Frances Fowlkes, 20
  • Jennifer Bean Wilson
  • Candice Dawn Bowers, 44
  • Jessica Lynn Roberts, 30
  • Brittney Alexis Gregson
  • Stokes Ernest, 44
  • Alexandrea Nichole Jackson, 25
  • Lillian Michelle Hendrickson, 27
  • Ashley Nichole Roberts, 28
  • Kefron Ellanor Durrin

Those charged with loitering for the purposes of prostitution are:

  • Jennifer Elizabeth Blessing, 43
  • Jessica Torrine Brown, 31
  • Janet Herrington Cooper, 54

Myrtle Beach police said in a release Cooper and Blessing were also wanted by Horry County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sun News has reached out to Myrtle Beach Police Department for more details about the arrests.

The U.S. Marshals, ATF task force officers, SLED and the Myrtle Beach K9 unit assisted in the operation.

Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong

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