Five Charged in Weekend Prostitution Bust
Police: All parties admitted to paying or receiving $20 for sexual intercourse.
Two woman and three men have been accused of engaging in prostitution after all parties admitted to paying or receiving $20 for sexual intercourse, according to the Arlington County Police Department.
An officer watching a residence in the 2800 block of 24th Road South in the Nauck community witnessed money exchanged and the women taking the men inside the residence Friday night, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said this week. One of the women lived there.
"We knew that this was a person of interest to watch," Sternbeck said.
Eventually, all five left in a single vehicle, he said, and the officer initiated a traffic stop.
"Once we separated them and got their stories, they revealed they engaged in prostitution acts — $20 for sexual intercourse," Sternbeck said.
The incident lasted from 10 to 11:39 p.m. Friday, according to police.
Unlike many of the other prostitution arrests in the past year, this did not begin through online solicitation, Sternbeck said.
Theresa Howard, 40, of Arlington, and Smayan Cromatie, 28, of Landover, Md., were charged with prostitution, according to police.
Masadonia Gonzalez, 51, Nicolas Reyes Castro, 49, and Pablo Castro Calat, 45, all of Arlington, were charged with solicitation of prostitution.