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Sheriff: 10 charged in prostitution sting

  • Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff's Office Serafin Buenaventure
  • Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff's Office Billy Townsend
  • Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff's Office Eligio Gomez
  • Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff's Office Euraina Young
  • Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff's Office Jacinto Rodriguez
  • Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff's Office James Jenkins
  • Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff's Office Jacquez Gadson
  • Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff's Office Jordan Inabinett
  • Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff's Office Juan Rojas
  • Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff's Office Shay Major

A prostitution sting this weekend led to 10 arrests, according to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Chris Malphrus said the JCSO conducted the operation in the Hardeeville area with help from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and the Hardeeville Police Department. The operation was from 6 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday.

Malphrus said his office had received complaints for several months. The sting involved motels off Exit 5 on Interstate 95.

According to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, those charged in connection with the sting are:

Jacinto Rodriguez, 33, charged with first-degree prostitution; Shay Major, 32, charged with first-degree prostitution; James Jenkins, 31, charged with first-degree prostitution, unlawful carrying of a handgun; Jordan Inabinett, 26, charged with first-degree prostitution, possession of crack cocaine; Serafin Buenaventure, 27, charged with first-degree prostitution; Jacquez Gadson (age not provided), charged with third-degree assault, first-degree prostitution; Juan Rojas (age not provided), charged with first-degree prostitution; Billy Townsend (age not provided), charged with first-degree prostitution; Euraina Young (age not provided), charged with first-degree prostitution; and Eligio Gomez (age not provided), charged with first-degree prostitution, resisting arrest and providing false information to police.

They are each Jasper County residents, Malphrus said.

Malphrus said a handgun and 1.1 grams of crack cocaine were seized.

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