NPR Police Arrest Ten “Johns” in Undercover Prostitution Operation

NPR Police Arrest Ten “Johns” in Undercover Prostitution Operation

New Port Richey Police released information a prostitution sting that took place on April 1st, 2016 in an operation dubbed “April Fools.”

The sting occurred along the US 19 corridor in New Port Richey on April 1st at midday between 11:00 AM and 3:30 PM. Ten arrests were made while utilizing an undercover female police officer. Victor Cottrell was driving his Yellow Cab Taxi, police say, and Jack Cox was driving a “John’s Towing” flatbed tow truck, according to the release. John’s Towing appears to be a subsidiary to “Christie Auto Sales” in Holiday, FL. You can see photos of those arrested below. Some pictures may be unavailable and have been requested. We will add those photos when they are received.

Charles Connor, 71 – Solicitation of Prostitution – Pasco County
Enrique Hernandez, 52 – Solicitation of Prostitution – Pasco County
Robert Roley, 80 – Solicitation of Prostitution – Spring Hill
Jack Cox, 35 – Solicitation of Prostitution – Holiday
Michael Irwin, 66 – Solicitation of Prostitution – Holiday

Giocomo Terrizzi, 54 – Solicitation of Prostitution – New Jersey

Victor Cottrell, 67 – Solicitation of Prostitution – New Port Richey

Thomas Bing, 78 – Solicitation of Prostitution – Trinity

John Mule, 80 – Solicitation of Prostitution – New Port Richey


  1. […] in a struggle recently with rampant prostitution in concentrated areas of the City. This is the second sting in two months, with the last operation netting ten arrests. Many residents have been complaining in the last year […]

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