The operation focused "on hotels in both precincts identified in backpage.com ads. The goal was to reduce occurrences of criminal activity that often accompanies prostitution. Six females and one male were arrested. There were four misdemeanor arrests and 3 felony arrests," police say.
Kyle McCarthy, 22, is charged with pimping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Cierra Davis, 19, is charged with prostitution and probation violation. Deshara Franklin, 18, is charged with prostitution, possession of controlled substance, possession of tools for commission of a crime and possession/ delivery of controlled substance with intent to distribute. Brittany Shuman, 27, is charged with prostitution. Lessie Wommack, 19, is charged with prostitution and possession of a controlled substance. Sade Wise, 28, is charged with prostitution, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, possession of drug related object for use and possession of a controlled substance. Tonya Stanley, 24, is charged with prostitution and escorting without a license.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team (UNIT), along with the West Chatham and Southside precincts "joined forces in a special operation targeting prostitution and leading to seven arrests on Friday night," police say.