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October 19, 2011

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Welcome to JohnTV.com…

John (jon) n. Slang: the anonymous male customer of a prostitute (as in ‘John Doe’) TV (tē’vē’) n. Short for television (as in the medium in which Johns often find themselves when busted with a prostitute) Since 1996 Oklahoma’s own Video Vigilante®, Brian Bates, has been using his video camera to document the graphic realities […]

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July 25, 2015

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New Video! Ep: 439 ‘Escalade Close Call’

7/25/2015 – OKC, OK — In this episode, JohnTV’s own Video Vigilante Brian Bates exposes a ‘John’ after he picks up a known street prostitute in south Oklahoma City and engages in a lewd act in the middle of a neighborhood. If you know who this ‘John’ is, contact JohnTV. Click here to see all […]

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July 24, 2015

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JohnTV puts NW OKC neighborhood on notice of child sex trafficker living in their neighborhood

7/24/2015 – OKC, OK — JohnTV’s own Video Vigilante Brian Bates distributed fliers in an upscale NW Oklahoma City neighborhood; warning residents that an accused child sex trafficker is renting a home in their addition. Last Friday JohnTV reported on the federal indictment against Tonya Gay Gum. Prosecutors allege that Gum acted as a child trafficker – […]

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July 23, 2015

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A&E’s ‘reality’ prostitution intervention show is no more; Exposed as a fake!

7/22/2015 – A&E’s highly touted prostitution and human trafficking ‘rescue’ reality show barely lasted longer than its title – 8 Minutes. After only five episodes A&E has pulled the plug amid harsh criticism and an embarrassingly eye-opening article from Buzzfeed – in which it is alleged the show was nothing more than staged shenanigans, empty promises […]

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July 19, 2015

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Tonya Gum of OKC accused of running child sex trafficking ring; Five indicted

7/17/2015 (updated 7/23/2015) – OKC, OK — An Oklahoma City woman and four men have been named in a federal indictment alleging their involvement in a child sex trafficking ring operating in the metro. Sanford Coats, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma announced that Tonya Gay Gum, (aka, ‘Carmen’, aka ‘Lisa’) was the head of […]

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July 15, 2015

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New Video! Ep: 438 ‘Threesome DENIED!’

7/15/2015- OKC, OK — After taking a break from taping for awhile, JohnTV is back with the first of several new videos. In this video, a suspected ‘John’ circles a group of known street prostitutes that are soliciting near SW 43 and S. Robinson Ave. What the ‘John’ doesn’t realize is that JohnTV’s own Video […]

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July 15, 2015

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OKC police officer previously featured in JohnTV police beating video charged with felony after attacking girlfriend

7/13/2015 – Mustang, OK — A veteran celebrated Oklahoma City Police officer that was once featured nationally in a violent ‘John’ confrontation video on JohnTV has been criminally charged after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and putting a gun to her head. JohnTV reported on the arrest of Oklahoma City police master sergeant Gregory ‘Greg’ Douglas Driskill […]

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July 14, 2015

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Prostitute charged in Claire’s Red Door brothel case pleads guilty, receives probation

7/14/2015 – OKC, OK — The only woman criminally charged so far as a prostitute in the ‘Claire’s Red Door’ brothel sting has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to probation. JohnTV was the first to break the news of the undercover bust that dismantled the upscale brothel, located across the street from million dollar homes in the […]

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July 13, 2015

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JohnTV interviews Glenna, who prostituted on S. Robinson Ave. for nearly two decades.

7/13/2015 – OKC, OK — JohnTV.com’s founder Brian Bates interviews Glenna Rich, a former street prostitute who worked south Oklahoma City for nearly two decades before finding the strength to make a new life for herself. Glenna began prostituting on S. Robinson Ave. around 1996, the same year Bates picked up his video camera and was dubbed […]

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July 13, 2015

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Woman busted prostituting in front of her infant daughter and teen sister for her UCO student pimp receives probation

7/13/2015 – Edmond, OK — A young woman who made local headlines after she and her college student pimp were busted operating a brothel in Edmond, has pleaded guilty and been given probation. JohnTV was the first to break the story back in January of this year. According to court records, Rachel Lauren Herrera, 21, […]

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July 10, 2015

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Okla. County DA dismisses charges against alleged child sex trafficker

7/9/2015 – OKC, OK — Another Oklahoman alleged to have been pimping out a child has been given a get out of jail free card by the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s office. Back in November of 2012 JohnTV reported on the arrests of Natasha Elizabeth McCanne and Audrea A. Leroy after they were caught up in […]

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July 9, 2015

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Visa, Mastercard & Amex say no to Backpage payments; Backpage responds by making prostitution ads FREE

7/9/2015 — First it was American Express, then Visa, and now MasterCard… The three credit card behemoths have all agreed to stop processing payments for ads placed on Backpage.com’s ‘adult’ section after a public plea from law enforcement – And Backpage.com’s response? They have made their often prostitution and human trafficking related ads free while […]

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July 8, 2015

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Weekly Arrest Wrap-up (6/28/2015)

The following is a list of individuals who were arrested on prostitution related charges (or who have a history of prostitution charges) during the week of 6/21/2015 – 6/28/2015 according to public records maintained by the Oklahoma County Jail and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Arrested June 24, 2015 Krista Brumbaugh, DOB 1/10/1989, reportedly resides in Manford, […]

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July 7, 2015

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New search engine seeks to uncover pimps and sex traffickers

7/7/2015 – The U.S. Department of Defense is reportedly utilizing and perfecting an Internet search engine that allows them to identify, track and prosecute pimps and human sex traffickers that until now relied on the anonymity of the Internet. Dubbed the Memex program by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), (the same people who […]

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July 6, 2015

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Hate Mail Monday: Tony Garriott in Lincoln, Illinois is not a big fan of JohnTV

7/6/2015 – In our second edition of Hate Mail Monday, JohnTV would like to introduce you to 57-year-old Tony Garriott of Lincoln, Illinois. Tony, whose real name is Anthony Lee Garriott, sent us this colorful Facebook message last Thursday while he was apparently watching his favorite program, Maury. Garrett obviously had his oxygen mixture a little […]

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July 4, 2015

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OKC Vice kicks off holiday weekend with prostitution sting

7/2/2015 – OKC, OK — The Oklahoma City Police Department’s Vice Unit is throwing cold water on some people’s less than lawful Fourth of July plans by conducting prostitution stings and locking up alleged Johns, prostitutes, pimps and human traffickers. According to jail records, several people have been arrested already in the last few days and more […]

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