The following individuals have been charged with Prostitution-Patronizing:
56-year-old Gary Skie of Evansville
49-year-old Scott Altman of Evansville
45-year-old Robert Taylor of Henderson
31-year-old Amy Williams of Hanson, KY
27-year-old James Lefler of Henderson
27-year-old Justin Durbin of Henderson
All of the suspects were booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail. They have since been released.
Cullum tells 14NEWS that human trafficking and prostitution are becoming a huge problem locally.
"We know that this is a problem in the area, a lot of these turn into a bigger issue when you look at human trafficking," says Cullum. "So it is important to address it even though we don't see it in the traditional forms. It has not gone away. It is still a problem. A lot of the woman that are involved with this are actually victims of crimes themselves so its important that they not be forgotten."
Cullum says it's impossible to always be ahead with everything digital but hopes that operations like this lead to the bigger picture of stopping human trafficking.
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