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Five Charged in Weekend Prostitution Bust

Police: All parties admitted to paying or receiving $20 for sexual intercourse.

Two woman and three men have been accused of engaging in prostitution after all parties admitted to paying or receiving $20 for sexual intercourse, according to the Arlington County Police Department.

An officer watching a residence in the 2800 block of 24th Road South in the Nauck community witnessed money exchanged and the women taking the men inside the residence Friday night, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said this week. One of the women lived there.

"We knew that this was a person of interest to watch," Sternbeck said.

Eventually, all five left in a single vehicle, he said, and the officer initiated a traffic stop.

"Once we separated them and got their stories, they revealed they engaged in prostitution acts — $20 for sexual intercourse," Sternbeck said.

The incident lasted from 10 to 11:39 p.m. Friday, according to police.

Unlike many of the other prostitution arrests in the past year, this did not begin through online solicitation, Sternbeck said.

Theresa Howard, 40, of Arlington, and Smayan Cromatie, 28, of Landover, Md., were charged with prostitution, according to police.

Masadonia Gonzalez, 51, Nicolas Reyes Castro, 49, and Pablo Castro Calat, 45, all of Arlington, were charged with solicitation of prostitution.

Barry October 23, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Prostitution is flourishing in Arlington, except in minority neighborhoods which are under constant police surveillance.
manu November 12, 2012 at 05:10 PM
That is so sad! I think the police have nothing better to do?? Is america trully a first world country?? very impressive...
Anton Wick January 15, 2014 at 12:38 AM
What a waste of police resources and taxpayer money...

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