Several Arrests Made During Pimping Sting

A prostitution sting was done in North Redding as police answered online ads offering escort services. The targets were the pimps, as the RPD has become aware of a need for more anti-pimping and pandering operations. After arranging for meetings on the Internet, undercover officers waited at a pre-determined place Wednesday night for the arrival of the escorts. At 8:15PM 20-year-old Aubre Hanes arrived and allegedly agreed to perform sexual favors for money. She was cited for solicitation and released. Her companion, 25-year-old Douglas Middleton, had an outstanding felony warrant so he was taken into custody. At 9:45PM another escort, 21-year-old Sade Perkins, was delivered to the location by a man in a Cadillac. Perkins also allegedly agreed to perform sexual favors for money and she also was charged with solicitation. The man who delivered her, 21-year-old Jae'von Lozan-Alford, was found sitting in his Cadillac nearby. A search turned up a loaded handgun under the car seat. Police say they found evidence that the man was benefiting from Perkins' prostitution. He was booked into jail for pimping, as well as weapons charges.