FUQUAY-VARINA, NC (WNCN) — In a day-long operation conducted by multiple agencies in Wake County and central North Carolina, two men were charged with soliciting sexual acts for money before a later date Tuesday court date at the scene, Fuquay-Varina Police said in a news release Wednesday.
Both suspects, Brandon J. Ferguson, 38, of Wake Forest, and Je’vonte T. Little, 24, of Wilson, were targeted as “Johns” for soliciting sexual acts from an undercover officer, police said With.
A “John” in this case refers to buyers of sex acts for money. Fuquay-Varina investigators were joined by police officers from Cary, Apex and Fayetteville for what investigators are calling “Operation Catching John.”
Ferguson and Little were each charged with solicitation of prostitution. Ferguson was also charged with simple possession of marijuana.
Ferguson and Little rescheduled Wake County Circuit Court dates for a later date and were released at the scene.
The operation was part of a concerted effort to stay proactive in fighting human trafficking
and prostitution in the city of Fuquay-Varina, the publication said.
The release did not say why the men were released and why bail was not given. CBS 17 has contacted the Fuquay-Varina Police Department for further explanation.
Anyone wishing to report human trafficking activity or concerns to Fuquay-Varina
The Police Department can do this directly by calling (919) 552-3191 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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