CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (KTTC) – Clear Lake Police Department arrested nine people in a prostitution sting on Wednesday, May 29.
Seven men were arrested on charges of prostitution solicitation:
61 year old Steven Manke of Bancroft, Iowa
55 year old Brian Cole of Nashua, Iowa
47 year old Chad Sovanski of Milan, Illinois
65 year old Phillip Bishop of Mason City, Iowa
48 year old Brian Bruton of Charles City, Iowa
48 year old Scott Bierbaum of Lincoln, Nebraska and Clear Lake, Iowa
42 year old Jeramie Hagen of Crystal Lake, Iowa
Hagen is also facing delivery of a controlled substance charges.
Two women were also arrested, facing prostitution charges
26 year old Mallory Weise of Mason City, Iowa
22 year old Ashley Kelly of Midland, Alabama
Clear lake police worked with investigators from surrounding law enforcement agencies to successfully plan and safely execute this “sting” operation. All nine were taken 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.