ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- On July 23, 2012 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 eight individuals.
The following individuals face criminal charges as a result of this operation:
Jennifer M. Brown, 30 years old - Prostitution, Attempted Strong Armed Robbery, Resisting Arrest, Possession Open Alcohol
Heidi M. Hoffman, 32 years old – Prostitution
Althea M. Baker, 34 years old – Prostitution
Tylesia A. Sanders, 40 years old – Prostitution, Missouri Warrant
Joellen M. Neace, 29 years old – Prostitution
Ruby L. Beasley, 45 years old – Soliciting a Ride on the Roadway
Tonya Wade-Johnson, years old – Prostitution, Stephenson Co. Warrant
A 17 year old runaway girl was also charged with Prostitution.
All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.