JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – In a weekend sting, Johns Creek police report arresting 15 people in connection with prostitution and pimping.
Police, with help from Alpharetta and Roswell police and the GBI, arranged fake meetings on websites popular with prostitution. These meetings were designed to lure either prospective “clients” or prostitutes to be arrested. The police arranged to meet the suspects at a Medlock Bridge Road hotel in Johns Creek. The sting took place over the weekend of Feb. 19-21.
Fifteen people were arrested from the sting, Four were charged with prostitution; seven with pimping; three with misdemeanor pandering; and one with felony pandering someone under 17.
“The first night we targeted the prostitutes and pimps,” said Capt. Chris Byers of Johns Creek Police. “The second night we were providing the prostitutes and people came in to make deals.”
The sting was a response to a complaint the police received about a mother and step-daughter. Tarah Darracott and her step-daughter are accused of pimping and prostitution respectively. The step-daughter is 19 years old.
“We were able to arrest those two in the operation as well,” Byers said.
“These are people that have put up ads on Craiglist or Backpage.com advertising they do sex for money in Johns Creek,” he said. “That doesn’t mean thy live here, but they service this area.”
Byers said the operation was a success.
“Any time you get 15 arrests for a 2-day operation is a success,” Byers said.
Editor’s note: It is editorial policy not to name anyone arrested under the age of 21.
19-year-old woman arrested for prostitution
Tarah Daracott, 35, of Flowery Branch, arrested for pimping, prostitution
Chandre Noel, 23, of Arbor Creek, Roswell, arrested for prostitution.
Terrence Robinson, 27, of Old Dogwood Road, Roswell arrested for pimping.
Stanley Ragin, 31, of Atlanta arrested for pimping.
Crystal Bozeman, 28, of Misty Lane, Roswell arrested for pimping.
Nicole Leigh Cairns, 31, of Florida, arrested for prostitution.
Cindia Denis, 34, of Knoll Ridge Court, Alpharetta arrested for pimping.
Randolph Morris, 52, of Red Stone Way, Cumming, was arrested for pimping.
Candace Owen, 21, of Pickens, South Carolina, was arrested for prostitution.
Jeffrey B. Foster, 55, of Atlanta, was arrested for pimping.
19-year-old man, of Lawrenceville, was arrested for pandering someone under 17.
Hai Ngoc Nguyen, 41, of Norcross, was arrested for pandering.
Dewey Thurman Pitts, 46, of Marietta, was arrested for pandering.
Bilen Sevgi, of Anniston, 34, Alabama, was arrested for pandering.