Prostitution sting nets 12 arrests in Oklahoma City

Seven men, five women arrested in Friday sting along S Robinson Avenue.
by Juliana Keeping Published: August 13, 2012

A sting netted 12 arrests in an area known for prostitution.

The Oklahoma City Police Department's vice unit and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control collaborated on the sting Friday in the 4300 block of S Robinson Avenue.

Seven male customers and five female prostitutes were arrested, Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

“It continues to be an area of concern,” Knight said.

Those arrested were:

Jose Cadena Bautista, 23, of Oklahoma City; Jason Edward Board, 34, of Norman; Stephanie Rowshawne Cole, 27, of Oklahoma City; Rogelo Esqunel, 28, of Oklahoma City; Joshua Ray Flores, 23, of Oklahoma City; Gary Virle Kaulaity, 33, of Midwest City; Lindsey Michelle Maxwell, 21, of Oklahoma City; Penny Ann Paetznick, 30, of Oklahoma City; Pedro Sanchez, 33, of Oklahoma City; Harry Robert Smiley, 21, of Newalla; Jessica Ann Watkins, 24, of Oklahoma City; and Melissa Marie Wendt, 28, of Oklahoma City.

All individuals were arrested on complaints of offering to engage in an act of prostitution.


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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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