Jun 27, 2016 3:11 PM
More than a dozen suspected prostitutes and johns arrested in crackdown in Lebanon
LEBANON - A crackdown on prostitution led to more than a dozen arrests of those charged both with prostitution and soliciting a prostitute in May and June.
Police released the following list of arrests made between May 9 and June 23 that resulting from efforts to pinpoint and stop prostitution activities in the city.
"Over the course of the last several months, the Lebanon Police Department has publicized several of these arrests. The result has been that on many occasions when undercover officers attempt to contact a person offering prostitution services or are contacted by a person looking to solicit a prostitute, they refuse to commit these crimes in Lebanon because of the recent press and the potential of getting caught. That is proof positive that our investigative initiatives are successful and we are discouraging this activity in our
community," police wrote in a news release Monday.
Those arrested include:
Brian Horton, 50, of Killington, Vermont, who was charged with solicitation;
Mark A. Nott, 48, of Bridgewater Corners, Vermont, who was charged with solicitation;
David V. Amidon, 41, of Randolf, Vermont, who was charged with solicitation, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia;
Dawn M. YOung, 50, of Manchester, who was charged with prostitution;
Allison Laventure, 42, of Manchester, who was charged with prostitution;
Lawrence Murray, 55, of Manchester, who was charged with criminal liability to prostitution;
Joshua Underhill, 35, of Hartford, Vermont, who was charged with solicitation, reckless conduct, reckless operation, disobeying a police officer and resisting detention.
Stephanie Duin, 42, (not pictured) of Hartland, Vermont, who was charged with prostitution, possession of marijuana, and possession of ketamine and oxycodone;
Kyle Zenlea, 33, of White River Junction, Vermont, who was charged with solicitation;
Delores Manning, 43, of Providence, Rhode Island, who was charged with prostitution and possession of marijuana;
Benjamin E. Nickles, 27, of Bradford, Vermont, who was charged with solicitation;
Sadie A. Witham-Lapointe, 22, of Claremont, who was charged with prostitution;
Bernard Braley, of South Royalton, Vermont, who was charged with solicitation.
Police say all the defendants were released on bail and are awaiting court dates at the Lebanon District Division Court.
This story has been updated from its original version.