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9 women arrested in citywide prostitution sting

Top row (from left to right): Brenda Alexander, Sarah Burnes, Linda Dennis, Heidi Joyner, Jennie Jusa. Bottom row (from left to right): Andrea Kinley, Cristie Lowe, Tamara Sprinkle, Brittany Withers
Top row (from left to right): Brenda Alexander, Sarah Burnes, Linda Dennis, Heidi Joyner, Jennie Jusa. Bottom row (from left to right): Andrea Kinley, Cristie Lowe, Tamara Sprinkle, Brittany Withers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Nine women, who range in age from 18 to 51, were arrested Monday in a citywide prostitution sting, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

Police said the bust spanning several neighborhoods from the Westside to the Southside was conducted in response to complaints from people who live in those areas. 

Most of the women were picked up by undercover detectives on the street, or near a convenience store, according to police reports.

Here are the names of the nine arrested and the charges they face:

  • Brenda Gale Alexander, 51, of Jacksonville, is charged with offering, committing or engaging in prostitution or assignation -- third and subsequent offense.
  • Sarah Marie Burnes, 18, is charged with resisting officer without violence and offering, committing or engaging in prostitution or assignation -- first offense.
  • Linda Mae Dennis, 42, is charged with is charged with offering, committing or engaging in prostitution or assignation -- first offense.
  • Heidi Jane Joyner, 34, of Jacksonville, is charged with  charged with offering, committing or engaging in prostitution or assignation -- third and subsequent offense.
  • Jennie Marie Jusa, 42, of Jacksonville Beach, is charged with offering, committing or engaging in prostitution or assignation -- first offense.
  • Andrea Annette Kinley, 47, of Jacksonville, is charged with offering, committing or engaging in prostitution or assignation -- second offense.
  • Cristie Michelle Lowe, 31, is charged with offering, committing or engaging in lewdness -- first offense. 
  • Tamara Nicole Sprinkle, 33, is charged with offering, committing or engaging in prostitution or assignation -- first offense.
  • Brittany Danielle Withers, 29, is charged with  offering, committing or engaging in prostitution or assignation -- first offense.