Virginia Beach Police Department Vice Unit Arrests Nine in Prostitution Sting

Virginia Beach Police Department Vice Unit Arrests Nine in Prostitution Sting
November 21, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On November 16 and 17, 2022, 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:

  • Darren Warrington, (M/33) of Virginia Beach
  • Zygmund Lenchert, (M/48) of Virginia Beach
  • Jerico Manansala, (M/48) of Virginia Beach
  • Mickey Hagos, (M/30) of Norfolk
  • Jose Buenaventura, (M/63) of Virginia Beach
  • Robert Humes, (M/33) of Virginia Beach
  • Emerson Mangahas, (M/29) of Virginia Beach
  • Gerver Alexis Gomez-Gomez, (M/26) of Virginia Beach

In addition, Daniel Ray Blankenship, (M/39) of Virginia Beach was charged with Prostitution and Aiding 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.