BRIDGTON MAINE WOMAN CHARGED IN PROSTITUTION STING

by Christian Mower on August 18, 2011

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ACROSS CUMBERLAND COUNTY MAINE SAY PEOPLE WHO SOLICIT SEX OR ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION CAN EXPECT MORE STING OPERATIONS LIKE THE ONE THAT ENDED WEDNESDAY.

BRIDGTON POLICE CHIEF KEVIN SCHOFIELD SAYS 26-YEAR-OLD ANGELA CLOUTIER OF MAIN STREET IN BRIDGTON WAS ONE OF FOUR WOMEN WHO WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH ENGAGING IN PROSTITUTION AFTER A TASK FORCE MADE UP OF HIS DEPARTMENT, THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN YARMOUTH AND BRUNSWICK STARTED AN INVESTIGATION IN JUNE.

SCHOFIELD SAYS PROSTITUTION IS NOT JUST A CITY PROBLEM ANY MORE, BUT A LARGER ONE THAT SPREADS DISEASES AND INVOLVES CRIMES THAT HAVE RUINED COUNTLESS FAMILIES.

HE SAYS THE STING WAS INTENDED TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE PROBLEM AND PROTECT THE WOMEN WHO ALLEGEDLY ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION.

THE THREE OTHER WOMEN CHARGED WITH PROSTITUTION – A MISDEMEANOR – INCLUDE A 32-YEAR FROM GRAY, A 43-YEAR-OLD FROM BRUNSWICK AND A 26-YEAR-OLD FROM YARMOUTH.

SIX MEN ARE CHARGED WITH SOLICITING, OR ENGAGING A PROSTITUTE, ALSO A MISDEMEANOR. ANOTHER MAN WAS CHARGED WITH PROMOTING PROSTITUTION.

SCHOFIELD SAYS THE INVESTIGATION BEGAN WITH INVESTIGATORS MAKING CALLS TO SET UP APPOINTMENTS WITH SO-CALLED “ESCORTS” ADVERTISING ON CRAIG’S LIST OR ON www.backpage.com.

DURING A 2-DAY UNDERCOVER PHASE OF THE OPERATION, A FEMALE SHERIFF’S DEPUTY POSING AS A PROSTITUTE CONDUCTING SO-CALLED “IN CALL SERVICES” TOOK MORE THAN 150 CALLS FROM MEN OFFERING TO PAY FOR SEX.

HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF PEOPLE CHARGED:

CHARGED WITH ENGAGING IN PROSTITUTION:

26-YEAR-OLD ANGELA CLOUTIER OF MAIN STREET IN BRIDGTON, MAINE; 32-YEAR-OLD CAROLYN DEBERRY OF SUMMIT ROAD IN GRAY, MAINE; 26-YEAR-OLD SAMANTHA PECORARO OF AMESBURY COURT IN YARMOUTH, MAINE; AND 43-YEAR-OLD NORMA JEAN GREENLEAF OF JORDAN AVENUE IN BRUNSWICK, MAINE. GREENLEAF IS ALSO CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF SCHEDULED DRUGS.

CHARGED WITH ENGAGING A PROSTITUTE: 69-YEAR-OLD NEWELL PERKINS OF FIELDCREST LANE IN OGUNQUIT, MAINE; 49-YEAR-OLD SPENCER RICHIE OF DANAMILL ROAD IN WOOLWICH, MAINE; 49-YEAR-OLD TODD DONATELLO OF GEARY WAY IN FALMOUTH, MAINE; 32-YEAR-OLD CHAD ROPER OF MAGUIRE ROAD IN KENNEBUNK, MAINE; 45-YEAR-OLD JOSEPH MILLER OF HILLIS STREET IN PORTLAND, MAINE AND 50-YEAR-OLD ERICK VAN’SAVAGE OF HAWTHORN ROAD IN NEW HARTFORD, NEW YORK.

25-YEAR-OLD ERIC MAYO OF NEW COUNTY ROAD IN SACO, MAINE IS CHARGED WITH PROMOTION OF PROSTITUTION AND PROBATION VIOLATION.

 

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