Daytona Beach police arrest 17 in prostitution bust

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —

Daytona Beach police say they have arrested 17 people in a two-day prostitution bust.

Investigators say 9 women were arrested on prostitution charges on Thursday.

Police say those arrested are Wanda Bratcher, Kara Pennington, Adrianna Gardener, Darlene Dixon, Shannon DeAngelis, Jessica Walker, Heather Mishook, Gertie Kearse, and Jennifer Lahive.

On Friday, police conducted a reverse prostitution bust and 8 men were arrested.

The men who were arrested are Donald Brown, Frederick Bismarck, Jamie Esposito, Jason Burns, Herbert Foster, Valdimar Sigfusson, Stephen Hagg, and Stephen Adams. They were all charged with solicitation to commit prostitution.

Officials say Esposito had his 3-year-old son with him at the time. He faces an additional charge of child neglect.