February 23, 2023

VBPD Vice Unit Arrests 11 in Prostitution Sting

On February 16 and 17, 2023, the Virginia Beach Police Department’s (VBPD) Vice Unit conducted enforcement efforts targeting prostitution clients. As a result of those efforts, officers arrested the following individuals who were each charged with one count of Prostitution:

  • Diamond Nicole Starks, (F/23) of Norfolk, VA
  • Jaye Ella Pickard, (F/29) of Norfolk, VA
  • Victor Paul Pokorski, (M/32) of Virginia Beach, VA
  • Michael Gregory Lassiter, (M/50) of Virginia Beach, VA
  • Aaron Seungsu Lee (M/25) of Virginia Beach, VA
  • Seamus Joseph O’Donnell (M/27) Virginia Beach, VA
  • Michael Wilkerson (M/34) of Norfolk, VA
  • Justin Devon Atkins (M/23) of Chesapeake, VA
  • Cameron Walter Nuckles (M/30) of Virginia Beach, VA
  • Luis Ernesto Pineda-Alvarez (M/30) of Norfolk, VA

In addition, Peter Arthur Kemp, (M/70) of Virginia Beach was charged with Aiding Prostitution and Use of Vehicle to Aid Prostitution.

Prostitution drives the demand for human trafficking. Sex workers are often vulnerable victims of traffickers and pimps. The intent of this operation was to target the people that patronize sex workers in order to reduce demand. This initiative is in line with the Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Task Force (HRHTTF) mission. Learn more at https://oag.state.va.us/programs-initiatives/human-trafficking/hampton-roads-human-trafficking-task-force.

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