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13 arrested in Newark prostitution sting

NEWARK, N.J. — Newark Police arrested more than a dozen men and women in a prostitution sting Friday.

The investigation was in response to quality of life complaints in the area of Clinton Avenue and 20th Street to Hawthorne Avenue and Birks Place in Newark.

Police arrested Gretchen Ford, 51, of Newark; Charlette Chapman, 41, of Newark; Juanita Coleman, 49, of Irvington; and Shenik Hunter, 39 of Irvington who were allegedly seeking money in exchange for sex.

Nine men were also arrested for allegedly seeking sex for money.

Police identified the men as: Ikhayere Collins, 44, of Newark; Stanley Stflevr, 22, of Irvington; Jean Georges, 23, of Maplewood; Manuel Yupa- Maurizaca, 40, of Orange; Naquan Oneil, 39, of Newark; Troy Kearney, 39 of Irvington; James Banks, 30, of Newark; Allen E. Brown, 42, of Stroudsburg, Penn; and John Jackson, 37, of Staten Island.

All 13 people were charged with prostitution.

Police towed seven vehicles during the arrests.