Eight arrested following June 15 prostitution operation

Online Staff Report

Sunday, June 15, officers from the Rockford Police Department conducted a Street Crimes Detail within District 2, which is the Pilot Police District. During the course of the operation, officers worked in an undercover capacity focusing on street-level nuisance crimes.

As a result of the detail, two women were arrested for prostitution, one woman was arrested for violation of the Controlled Substance Act, and five men were arrested for soliciting a prostitute.

Names and charges are as follow:

Jennifer M. Brown, 33, Rockford — Charged with prostitution;

Tara Short, 37, Rockford — Charged with prostitution;

Sheila L. Foerster, 46, Rockford — Charged with violation of the Controlled Substances Act;

Cuauhtemoc Cortes-Perez, 22, Rockford — Charged with soliciting a prostitute, no valid driver’s license, fictitious or unlawfully altered identification card, and obstructing justice;

Ronald Aumann, 46, Rockford — Charged with soliciting a prostitute;

Willjohn Rhynes, 39, Rockford — Charged with soliciting a prostitute;

Douglas G. Werle, 50, Rockford — Charged with soliciting a prostitute; and

Dominique Richardson, 35, Rockford — Charged with soliciting a prostitute.

Five vehicles were impounded pending payment of fines and costs as per City of Rockford ordinance violations.

Posted June 16, 2014

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