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Undercover online prostitution bust nets 11 in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Jonesboro Police announce the arrest of 11 people in an undercover online prostitution bust.

According to the Jonesboro Police Department, investigators with the PROWL Unit conducted an online prostitution investigation using an undercover cop posing as a prostitute in a Jonesboro hotel.

Eleven people were charged with sexual solicitation as part of the weeklong undercover investigation.

According to Arkansas law, sexual solicitation means a person offers to pay a fee to a person to engage in sexual activity, or solicits or requests a person to engage in sexual activity in return for a fee.

The following individuals were arrested and charged:

Jon L. Steimer, 21, of Paragould

Larry T. Bradshaw, 63, of Jonesboro

Dennis D. Fowler, 51, of Marion

Bradley K. Harris, 22, of North Little Rock

James G. Cunningham, 69, of Jonesboro

William C. Kite, 44, of Vilonia

Badr A. Alghoson, 21, of Jonesboro

Kyle J. Boehnen, 30, of Waukesha, WI

Edward A. Wiseman, 64, of Jonesboro

Kenneth D. Davenport, 61, of Newport

Blake A. Brasher, 35, of Beech Grove

All 11 individuals are set or scheduled to appear in Craighead County District Court.

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