Three more "johns" were nabbed in an undercover prostitution sting Wednesday, including a self proclaimed rapper and an electrician.
The Conyers Police Department conducted an operation Wednesday at a local hotel. Through social media, undercover officers posted listings advertising prostitution services. Ultimately three men came to the hotel to meet the "prostitute." Instead, they were met with police officers and charged with pandering misdemeanors.
According to Conyers Police, one of the panderers, Marquaris Clements, was wanted out of Newton County and possessed marijuana when he showed up to the scene. He reportedly had several previous drug related arrests within the last 10 years.
The three men arrested were:
Marquaris Marquavis Clements, 27, of Covington; he described his profession as being a rapper. He was charged with pandering, posession of marijuana less than one ounce, and violation of probation.
Vincente Juarez Hernandez, 38, Conyers had some language barriers but knew enough English to negotiate the price of the transaction and get directions to the hotel; he was charged with pandering.
Tovaris Nathaniel Barnett, 25, of Stone Mountain said he was an electrician with Georgia Power. He was charged with pandering.
Police Chief Gene Wilson said, "Social media has become an easy way for individuals who would not, in many cases, involve themselves in prostitution to conduct such activities in and across many jurisdictions. This is not a problem unique to our city and county. Prostitution commonly breeds greater and more dangerous circumstances and opportunity for serious crime."