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Novato Woman Arrested in Petaluma Prostitution Sting

Five people were arrested as police focused on Internet sites that promote sex acts.

By Bay City News Service

A Novato woman was among five people arrested in a prostitution sting early Thursday morning in Petaluma, according to police.

At about 2 a.m. Thursday, police conducted two traffic stops near
Petaluma hotels that resulted in five arrests, according to police. The sting focused on Internet sites that promote acts of prostitution.

Police arrested and Victoria Barbera, 21, of Novato, and Pashoadra Turner, 26, of Carmichael, on suspicion of prostitution. Police issued the suspects citations to appear in court before releasing them.

Joshua Hoye, 22, of Sacramento, and Nathan Norvell, 23, of El Cerrito, were both issued citations for aiding an act of prostitution, police said. Oscar Medina, 25, of Vallejo, was issued a citation for driving on a suspended license and for possession of a controlled substance, police said.

Keith S. October 24, 2012 at 07:10 PM
It does not take a village to raise a child. it takes committed parents who make the right decisions and put the kids first. Please, everyone if you can, stop using the tired phrase, "it takes a village". That is what probably got the kid in trouble in the first place. Don't rely on other people to do your job.
Ruth Rosselli October 24, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Hopefully the young lady will get the help she needs.. I agree that this matter should not be posted all over The Patch and who knows where else it may show up. Leave her alone and wish her the best. Nobody's perfect!!!!!
Ruth Rosselli October 24, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Nasty comment!
diamond November 03, 2012 at 06:51 PM
everybody should mind their own buisness some of us make bad decisions in life but to talk so down on sombody is pathedic I'm sure u ain't no damn angels either. to juge someone they way u are makes u look bad. get a life. she a young grl that makes her own decisions not u. nobody is perfect sometimes we have to do things the hard way to learn the right way. I could never judge someone the way u guys r . real mature lol
Steve R. November 15, 2012 at 08:31 PM
A lot of youare rude. I have been friends with Victorya since elementary all the way up to now and have seen the life she lives. You all have no place to judge, she just needs help.like her father said, if she can get rid of the guy that manipulates her then I feel she'll be so much better off.

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