7 arrested in prostitution sting in Homewood

Updated: Feb. 12, 2019 at 12:02 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -Authorities from Homewood and Vestavia Hills along with the FBI have arrested seven people following a prostitution and human trafficking operation in Homewood.

The operation involved undercover officers responding to social media and internet adds soliciting sexual activity for payment and targeted the Oxmoor Rd and Lakeshore Pkwy exits off I-65.

The following people were arrested:

Kira Brown Tapozada 23 of Rhode Island - Prostitution

Lauren Michelle Baker 31 of Jasper - Prostitution

Joanne Karageh 23 of Rhode Island - Prostitution

Derrick Roberts 27 of Birmingham- Promoting Prostitution

Rodney White 23 of Georgia – Promoting Prostitution

Amber Marie Howard 21 of Bessemer - Prostitution

Nyesha Kilgore 23 of Birmingahm- Prostitution

Another person was determined to be a victim of human trafficking. Police say she is now safe and a support plan was developed by the FBI’s victim specialists.

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