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.

Craig Belfor October 20, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Does lil Vicky have any records of growing up in Novato, or is she one of the section 8 imports?
Bob Ratto October 20, 2012 at 02:06 PM
I think shorthand for "aiding an act of prostitution" would be pimp...and if we draw the lines from the girls to the pimps, the Novato one would be working for the El Cerrito guy, and the Carmichael one would be working with the Sacramento one...to have it any other way would just not be "sustainable"...
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr October 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM
My question, too. Is she (they) receiving low income housing or other welfare support? Will pleas or convictions make her (them) ineligible for more welfare? I am certain that any plea bargains would waive the termination of low income housing/welfare benefit eligibilities, just to save the "expense" of a trial. Can't take away that welfare "entitlement"! Is anyone going to check?
kids October 21, 2012 at 12:01 AM
This girl comes from a nice family. It's very sad.
Susan Clark October 21, 2012 at 12:25 AM
That girl graduated with my son. She got in with the wrong crowd w/drugs and drinking. Her father gave her everything, BMW, Mercedes and was her personal ATM machine. This girl never had disipline from her father, only material things. This is good that this has happened, maybe she will grow up and become a responsible adult.
Susan Clark October 21, 2012 at 12:28 AM
She comes from a well to do family. Drives new BMW's and Mercedes. If she is living in section 8 then daddy is not paying her rent anymore.
Lisa Roscoe October 22, 2012 at 06:52 AM
Number one is why we legislate sex in the first place. Why is it okay for the government to tell women what they can do with their own bodies? Sex is what is used to sell everything from motorcycles to aspirin. The uber moral high ground of regarding sex in exchange for money is ludicrous. Number two is who cares whether she's Section 8 or not? You prefer her to be out on the street? Having a BMW doesn't mean you have a lot of money, it just means you have a BMW. And third - WHERE IS YOUR COMPASSION? How low have we sunk that you prefer to persecute this young woman instead of wishing her life would improve so that she would be in a position to make better choices for herself? If any of you are Christian then shame on you for ignoring the lessons that Jesus taught, of not condemning others, casting stones, and most of all not judging - lest ye be judged yourself. Shame on you!
Lisa Roscoe October 22, 2012 at 06:55 AM
"Section 8 imports"??? What is that? You mean 'those' people from 'other' places, not allowed in our hallowed county of the rich and prosperous? Heaven forfend, mayhap we should burn all the bridges and keep those 'others' out.
Bruce Barbera October 22, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Susan Clark please call me Bruce Barbera 415-747-4911 you don't know the facts! Victoria is obviously with a bad person! The problem is she is 21 and I cannot force anything. I have met with her and one of the other folks involved, she was in the car only, one of the males is who they were after. I have met with authorities and she had to be cited being in the car. She did not participate and will be exonerated. But besdies that who are you to comment on her upbringing you don't know her or what she has or has not been through. Pretty amazing! I am trying to get my daughter to a place were she can go back to school and learn a trade, she knows she has a home when she leaves this guy which I am hoping happens soon. Trust me I ask her every day!
Renee October 22, 2012 at 09:16 PM
@ LIsa Roscoe all of your comments are so right on!! In case you have not noticed, it turns out that all of the negative, judgmental comments that you read on Patch are pretty much always from the same people!!
Friend of the Family October 24, 2012 at 04:42 AM
I cannot believe how brutal people can be!! Unless you know the true facts of the situation, you should withhold judgement. I guess Susan Clark's and her family don't have any skeltons in their closets. And why does she feel so entitled to share what piss-poor information that she touts to this format? Victoria can get help for her "problems" but stupid asses will always be stupid asses.
Bob C October 24, 2012 at 05:07 AM
I've known Victoria her whole life, she a sweet kid. i hope that she gets the love and community support she needs to get her back on the right track, remember it takes a village to raise a child. Susan Clark you can put your rocks away, there is know need for you to feel threatened, terrorist spew hate and it doesn't suit you.
Marco October 24, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Can't you see that this is a private matter and not one for the blogs. This young lady is in crisis so instead of casting the first stone maybe you should provide the first voice of support. If you all know her and care about her than you know that needs you more than ever. This is Marin! half the kids are driving nice cars and use their parents as ATMs. The fact her father has to deal with the swallow, noninformed critics makes me sick and you should be a shamed of yourselves. After all this might just be the wake up call to her that she needs to make the right change.
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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