Last week it was announced by the Hannibal Police Department that the law enforcement agency had arrested 33 different men who had allegedly tried to solicit a prostitute.
According to Chief Lyndell Davis, the city’s police department is clamping down on the city’s prostitution industry as a way of curbing back the presence of drugs in America’s hometown.
“It is imperative that we tackle this issue before it becomes well-established,” Davis said in a news release. “This is an issue area wide, but once we start developing information that prostitutes were setting up shop in Hannibal we started investigating and making arrests in the later part of 2016.
Among those arrested by the Hannibal Police Department was Bowling Green resident, Rashad Cohns.
According to electronic court records, Cohns has not been officially charged in the 10th Circuit Court, which encompasses Marion, Ralls and Monroe Counties.
A request to the Hannibal Police Department for the incident report, which was filed under the Missouri Sunshine Law, regarding Cohns arrest was not met as of press time. Once it is received, this story will be updated online at bowlinggreentimes.com.