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Prostitution sting in Clear Lake nets several arrests


This news story was published on May 29, 2019.
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CLEAR LAKE ‐ Seven males and two females were arrested today, May 29, 2019, on charges related to solicitation of prostitution.

On Wednesday, investigators and officers conducted a sting operation in Clear Lake focusing on human trafficking and prostitution. This led to the arrest of:

– Steven Menke, age 61, Bancroft Iowa, Solicit Prostitution
– Brian Cole, age 55, Nashua Iowa, Solicit Prostitution
– Chad Sovanski, age 47, Milan Illinois, Solicit Prostitution
– Phillip Bishop, age 65, Mason City Iowa, Solicit Prostitution
– Jeramie Hagen, age 42, Crystal Lake Iowa, Solicit Prostitution and Delivery of a Controlled Substance
– Brian Bruton, age 48, Charles City Iowa, Solicit Prostitution
– Scott Biernbaum, age 48, Lincoln Nebraska and Clear Lake Iowa, Solicit Prostitution
– Mallory Wiese, age 26, Mason City Iowa, Prostitution
– Ashley Kelly, age 22, Midland Alabama, Prostitution

“The goal of this operation was to identify people who are involved in this type of criminal conduct,” said Clear Lake Police Captain Mike Colby. “We wanted to take a stance against human trafficking and to show that we have zero tolerance for such activities in our area.”

Clear Lake officers worked closely with other investigators from surrounding law enforcement agencies in order to successfully plan and safely execute this “sting” operation. All nine arrested individuals were transported to the Cerro County Jail.
The Clear Lake Police Department was assisted by: the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, the Division of Criminal Investigation, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, the Mason City Police Department, and the North Central Iowa Drug Task Force.

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22 Responses to Prostitution sting in Clear Lake nets several arrests

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Pretty sad that the working class of Mason City Community School District (MCCSD)
    has to resort to this, to pay the bills, while the administration, principals, assist principals all get huge raises. The Mason City Board of Education is once again a beacon for the community. NOT!

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    just saying Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    wanted to start teaching sex education at MCHS, simply doing all the research she could

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    Legaliize Prostitution Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Prostitution should NOT be against the law. What consenting adults do is not of the Government or Law Enforcement business.

    Sex for money is better than legalizing drugs and a lot more healthy. Sexually transmitted diseases can be controlled and most cured, people screwed up in the head from drugs can’t!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 31, 2019 at 7:49 am

      what legal drug is screwing people up in the head? oh, you’re talking about alcohol and nicotine and caffeine as well as prescription “medications”? cuz those things really do kill thousands each year. if youre talking about recreational marijuana im afraid you might be a bit of a drama queen and a dumbass….

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 31, 2019 at 9:13 am

        Meth,heroin,

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        Blogger got pot head upset! Reply Report comment

        May 31, 2019 at 6:12 pm

        Thanks for proving the bloggers point. Only a pot head lazy ass like you would get offended by the truth. Ha ha ha!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 30, 2019 at 8:36 am

    clear lake pd trying to act like a big deal. clear lake pd doesnt know what human trafficking is, clearly. this is not human trafficking, this is classic ugly skids out trading sexual favors for money. these are not victims nor are these two the type of people we should be wasting effort on trying to save them.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 30, 2019 at 10:31 am

      I’ve always wondered why society feels a need to interfer with business agreement between consenting adults.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 30, 2019 at 1:13 pm

        “Consenting” is the key word.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 30, 2019 at 3:53 pm

        Legalize it, tax it, and let it go. More revenue for the city.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 30, 2019 at 6:40 am

    A girl has to make it any way she can.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 30, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Hey that girl works for Mason City School!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 30, 2019 at 6:40 am

      Not anymore I bet.

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      sad but true Reply Report comment

      May 30, 2019 at 7:18 am

      probably on PAID leave for the next 10 years
      money is no problem at MCHS

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 2, 2019 at 3:52 pm

      Pretty sad that the working class of Mason City Community School District (MCCSD)
      has to resort to this to pay the bills while the administration, principals, assist principals all get huge raises. The Mason City Board of Education is once again a beacon for the community. NOT!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 30, 2019 at 2:18 am

    ugly girls, were they paying the men??

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 30, 2019 at 9:47 am

      The first one is pretty cute. Sad.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 31, 2019 at 7:51 am

        if either of them are anything less than ugly as f**k im santa clause is the grand wizard of the kkk. that black girl looks like a dude and the white girl is just plain fugly.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 31, 2019 at 8:31 am

          Yet you love screwing pigs hayseed.

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            Anonymous

            May 31, 2019 at 12:03 pm

            But only if they are related by blood.

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      ur no Don Juan Reply Report comment

      May 30, 2019 at 10:10 am

      You’d be really lucky to get either one, then they would have to be passed out.