Oxford Woman Arrested on Prostitution Charge

OXFORD, Miss. (WCBI) – The Oxford Police department has charged Santana Hervey along with three others with promoting prostitution.



All four individuals were arrested this past Friday as part of a joint effort to identify and rescue human trafficking victims.

During the investigation Oxford Police found that appointments were being made through an online website and everything took place at local hotels at a pre-arranged dates and times.

All four of the females are being charges as adults. Hervey’s bond is set at five thousand dollars.



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OXFORD, MISS – On Monday, August 24, 2015 Santana Hervey was charged with
promoting prostitution and had her bond set at $5000. There were 3 others subjects
charged with prostitution. All four subjects were arrested Friday, August 21, 2014 as
part of a joint effort to identify and rescue human trafficking victims.
The Oxford Police Department along with local branches of both the Federal
Bureau of Investigations and the Attorney General’s office worked jointly on this
case, along with the Oxford – Lafayette Metro Narcotics unit.
During the investigation it was discovered that appointments were being made
through an online site and the encounters were at local hotels at a pre-arranged date
and time. Of particular concern was the possibility that minors could be involved. “I
want to emphasize the fact that this type of criminal activity brings more crime with
it. We have documented cases that connect some of these people to narcotic activity,
robbery, and assault,” stated Joey East, Chief of Police. “So often in cases of
prostitution you will find human trafficking victims who are under the age of 18. We
want to make sure that is not happening in Oxford.” All four of the females arrested
are adults, however this event was part of a larger mission to identify and rescue both
child and adult victims of human trafficking. Chief East remarked, “We are so
grateful to our local branches of the state and Federal government for their assistance
on cases like these.”
“Investigating human trafficking is one of the FBI’s top priorities,” stated
Donald Alway, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Mississippi. “Our targets are
those who prey on vulnerable adults, children, males, and females, and force them
into trafficking for sex. Prostitution is a heinous crime that goes hand in hand with
violent criminal activities, and is also one of the many avenues for human trafficking.
Our goal is to rescue the victims, to let them know that they have a place to turn for
help. Our partnership with the Oxford Police Department, the Mississippi Attorney
General’s Office, and the Oxford-Lafayette Metro Narcotics Unit this weekend is a
great example of an effective, collaborative law enforcement effort to address this
fast-growing criminal activity here in Mississippi.

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