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DOD Police Officer Among 12 Arrested in Online Prostitution Sting

12:39 PM, Feb 29, 2008   |    comments
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By Jackelyn Barnard First Coast News JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The ad on the internet was for an escort service. The rendezvous point was a Jacksonville motel. But this time, an escort did not place the ad -- police did. "Escorts have gotten more sophisticated over the years. We have to try and keep up with the changes," says Lt. Mike Gwynes of JSO's vice unit. The two-day sting rounded up 11 unsuspecting men who police say were looking for sex. It also landed one woman behind bars. Police say they know Tina Addy, 23, well. She was arrested a couple of weeks ago for prostitution. As for the men, police say some offered from $75 to $300 dollars for sex with the undercover officer. Police say Stefan Budnick, 34, paid cash to just watch the detective in a sex act. Another paid to see the officer completely naked. Police say Ross Strumlauf, 45, offered 80 bucks, a hair flat iron and shampoo in exchange for sex with two undercover officers. The reverse sting also netted Michael Chagnon, 40, who police say is a Department of Defense police officer at Blount Island. Police also arrested 62-year-old Peter Kirill. Police say Kirill is the former owner of a Suzuki dealership in town. Others arrested are:

  • Vincent Vaccarello, 42
  • Thomas Golliday, 47
  • Patrick Davis, 42
  • David Rodriguez, 34
  • Wesley King, 49
  • Alister Alford, 41
  • Edward Pancito, 29

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