ST. GEORGE, Utah – Police arrested four people Thursday for alleged crimes relating to prostitution.
According to court documents, police arrested Natasha Jones, Uniqui Bradley, Ricky Williams and Julie Anne Goodwin.
A statement of probable cause indicates the charges against Bradley and Williams are linked. Documents state an officer responded to an advertisement on a website commonly used to solicit prostitution and arranged to meet a female who agreed to engage in sex acts for money. The woman also offered therapeutic massage services without having a license to do so in Utah.
The woman, 19-year-old Uniqui Bradley, was arrested after meeting with the officer at a St. George hotel. She was booked into jail on charges of sexual solicitation, Utah DOPL massage act violation and conducting business without a license.
Ricky Williams, 43, was observed dropping Bradley off at the hotel, and after he was confronted by police and read his rights he admitted to transporting the woman from the Las Vegas area, according to a statement of probable cause.
The document stated officials contacted VICE police in Las Vegas, who said that Bradley and Williams were known to their division and had previous contact with them in relation to prostitution investigations. An officer stated in the document that Williams’ behavior “is consistent with Ricky being the female’s pimp.”
Williams was booked into jail for exploiting prostitution.
Natasha D. Jones, 21, was arrested after an undercover officer made contact with her and the woman offered to perform sex acts for money, according to a statement of probable cause. The woman agreed to meet at a Super 8 hotel, where she had rented a room for the purposes of performing sex acts for money.
Jones is from the Las Vegas area and has prior convictions in that area for prostitution. Police stated in the document that marijuana and paraphernalia were found in her hotel room, which is within 1,000 feet of a school.
Jones was booked into jail for sexual solicitation—a charge which is enhanced due to prior convictions, marijuana possession—a charge which is enhanced due to being in a drug free zone, and for conducting business without a license.
Julie Anne Goodwin ws booked into jail for sexual solicitation and a charge for business license required. Specific details relating to her arrest were not immediately available.
FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.