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Police arrest 9 'Johns' in prostitution crackdown

Top row (from left to right): Eugene Anderson, Ryante Burke, Fred Hutchinson, Michael Sikes, William Manning. Bottom row (from left to right): Maurice Mikcens, Justin-Isaiah Okoye Morris, Bert Louis Sheppard Jr., Erick Joel Villatoro Chavez
Top row (from left to right): Eugene Anderson, Ryante Burke, Fred Hutchinson, Michael Sikes, William Manning. Bottom row (from left to right): Maurice Mikcens, Justin-Isaiah Okoye Morris, Bert Louis Sheppard Jr., Erick Joel Villatoro Chavez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Nine men, who range in age from 24 to 66, were arrested Wednesday in a prostitution crackdown, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

According to police, the men tried to pay an undercover officer to perform a sex act.

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The operation focused on two areas -- Ramona Boulevard in Normandy and Philips Highway on the Southside -- and was conducted in response to complaints from people who live in the neighborhoods.

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

  • Eugene A. Anderson, 37, of Jacksonville, is charged with soliciting for prostitution.
  • Ryante Markell Burke, 25, of Jacksonville, is charged with offering, committing or engaging in prostitution or assignation -- first offense. 
  • Erick Joel Villatoro Chavez, 28, of Jacksonville, is charged with soliciting for prostitution.
  • Fred Spearing Hutchinson, 66, of Jacksonville, is charged with carrying a concealed firearm and offering, committing or engaging in prostitution or assignation -- first offense. 
  • William Christopher Manning, 52, of Jacksonville, is charged with soliciting for prostitution. 
  • Maurice Antonio Mickens, 30, of Jacksonville, is charged with soliciting for prostitution. 
  • Justin-Isaiah Okoye Morris, 25, of Jacksonville, is charged with soliciting for prostitution. 
  • Bert Louis Sheppard Jr., 24, of Jacksonville, is charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription and soliciting for prostitution. 
  • Michael Shawn Sikes, 45, of Hilliard, is charged with soliciting for prostitution.