5 Arrested Following Prostitution Detail

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- On June 29, 2013 members of the Rockford Police Department M3 Street Team conducted a prostitution operation within the City of Rockford. The operation targeted areas of the City from where complaints of prostitution and street crime have been received. During the course of the operation, undercover officers targeted individuals involved in street level sex crimes.

The operation resulted in the arrest of five individuals. The following individuals face criminal charges as a result of this operation:

Becky Ward, 50 - Felony Prostitution

Teresa Whippler-White, 49 - Felony Prostitution

Lucas Medansky, 22 - Pandering, Obstructing Identification

Deborah Sawtell, 47 - Felony Prostitution

Autoria Stevenson, 35 - Soliciting Ride on the Roadway, Possession Drug Paraphernalia


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