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Fall River Police nab twelve in prostitution sting



According to Detective John Robinson, on Friday, June 29th between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., members of the Fall River Police Department’s Vice & Intelligence Unit responded to citizen and business complaints of prostitution activity in the area of North Main and Pine Streets, as well as South Main and Park Streets by conducting an undercover operation in an ongoing effort to address the issue.

During the operation, twelve males were arrested between the South Main Street location and the North Main Street location after soliciting a female undercover police officer.

All were subsequently charged with Sexual Conduct for Pay / Pay for Sexual Conduct.

The twelve arrested are:

James A. Luciano, age 48 last listed address 243 Lindsey Street Fall River
Jonathan Sanchez, age 27 last listed address 206 State Ave Fall River
Leonard Zachery, age 27 last listed address 131 Annawamscutt Dr. Bristol, RI.
Jose Freire, age 56 last listed address 679 Dickinson Street Fall River
Marlon Abad, age 20 last listed address 150 Grant Street Fall River
Carl W. Hyson, age 68 last listed address 447 New Boston Rd. Fall River
Zikret Hasan, age 69 last listed address 15 Adelaide Ave. Bristol, RI.
Jose Sorto, age 22, last listed address 126 Nashua Street, Fall River
Eduardo Rodrigues-Ramos, age 28, last listed address 27 Knight Street Fall River
Eduardo Rodrigues, age 23, last listed address 27 Knight Street #2 Fall River
George Ostapaw, age 43, last listed address 315 Stockton Stree, Fall River
Ezequias Dos Santos, age 34, last listed address 482 Vale Street Fall River



  1. Paul Thompson

    July 12, 2018 at 2:38 am

    This story is a joke right? Right? How despert could the ladies in fall River be?

    • fallriverreporter

      July 12, 2018 at 6:26 am

      It was a prostitution sting conducted by FRPD. The men arrested were not arrested for prostitution. They were arrested for allegedly wanting to pay for it.

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