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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
September 5, 2014 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
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Twelve Charged in Prostitution Sting

Bettendorf, IOWA--On September 3 and 4, 2014, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa State Patrol, Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Bettendorf Police Department, Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group and Marion Police Department conducted a joint undercover enforcement operation targeting prostitution in the area.  Law enforcement authorities worked with management of the Isle of Capri Bettendorf for the use of hotel rooms to conduct this operation and say the enhanced surveillance capabilities of the facility contributed to the success of the operation. 

Undercover officers utilized advertisements on websites popular with individuals engaged in prostitution.  When suspects responded to the ads, undercover officers arranged meetings with them at the Isle of Capri Bettendorf Hotel. 

Law enforcement authorities and management of the Isle of Capri are hopeful operations such as this will deter prostitution activities throughout the Quad Cities area.  Undercover operations like the one conducted this week are designed to disrupt criminal activities and apprehend those responsible for promoting them.The below individuals were charged through this cooperative operation:

Name: Cassandra Faye Ellen DIAZ
Age: 25
Charge(s): Prostitution

Name: Aaron Jorge DIAZ
Age: 38
Charge(s): Pandering

Name: Kayla Jean HOBERT
Age: 24
Charge(s): Prostitution

Name: Amanda Massie SCHEPLER
Age: 31
Charge(s): Prostitution

Name: Stephen Matthew JONES
Age: 24
Charge(s): Prostitution (Aiding and Abetting)

Name: Heather Mae LUNDY
Age: 24
Charge(s): Prostitution , Warrant Theft 3rd

Name: Lonnie Dean BRITT
Age: 51
Charge(s): Prostitution, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession With Intent to Deliver

Name: Ray CANADA
Age: 64
Charge(s): Prostitution

Name: Robert Allen RICHARDS
Age: 55
Charge(s): Prostitution, Possession With Intent To Deliver

Name: Richard TREIBER
Age: 63
Charge(s): Prostitution, Possession With Intent To Deliver

Name: Michael W. SANDERSON
Age: 41
Charge(s): Prostitution

Name: Leonel B. RUBIO
Age: 44
Charges(s): Prostitution

Media Contact: Special Agent In Charge, Iowa DCI, Ben Mims at (563) 370-5112.

 

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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