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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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April 27, 2015

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JohnTV footage used in Texoma newscast regarding recent prostitution sting

4/27/2015 – Sherman, TX — Texoma news station and NBC-affiliate KTEN (out of Ada) ran a story last Monday regarding a prostitution sting in the Sherman, TX area. That story contained a mention of JohnTV.com and used some clips from our YouTube channel. The story, as reported by KTEN’s Rachel Salyer, can be read below […]

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April 8, 2015

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JohnTV addresses students on the OSU campus about the local reality of human sex trafficking

4/8/2015 – Stillwater, OK — JohnTV addressed a group of Oklahoma State University students earlier this week at a public human trafficking awareness event on the OSU campus. JohnTV founder and ‘Video Vigilante’ Brian Bates presented photographs, videos, newscasts and local statistics to the crowd Monday evening in the Student Union. The event was hosted […]

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April 7, 2015

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Weekly Arrest Wrap-up (3/8/2015)

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 3/2/2015 – 3/8/2015 according to public records maintained by the Oklahoma County Jail and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Arrested Mar. 2, 2015 Wilbert Lee Brewer III, DOB 9/11/1979, Black […]

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April 1, 2015

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Police body cam results in criminal charges against officer arresting Las Vegas prostitute

4/1/2015 – Las Vegas, NV — In a move that marks one of the first times a police officer’s body cam has resulted in criminal charges against the officer – A Las Vegas police officer has been criminally charged after his body camera appeared to show him illegally assaulting a women he believed was engaged […]

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March 28, 2015

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Former Quails Springs Mall merchant busted for operating a brothel across the street from the upscale Rose Creek neighborhood

3/28/2015 (updated 3/29/2015) – OKC, OK — An Oklahoma woman, who used to own a retail kiosk at a popular local mall, was arrested last month for operating a brothel across the street from an upscale gated community in far NW Oklahoma City/Edmond. Penny Ann Melton (aka, Penny Ann Rutter, Penny Ann Bates), 47, and another woman were arrested […]

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March 27, 2015

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Former member of notorious OKC prostitution ring arrested; Now reportedly residing in million dollar Gaillardia mansion

3/27/2015 – OKC, OK — A Oklahoma City woman that once played a key role in a notorious and violent local prostitution ring has been arrested again. Court papers show her former crime ring involved dozens of young women and made approx. $240,000/month. Her arrest record lists her residence as a million dollar mansion in the prestigious and […]

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March 26, 2015

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UCO senior pleads guilty to operating a brothel & aiding in the prostitution of his girlfriend; As predicted, goes virtually unpunished

3/26/2015 (updated 3/27/2015) – Edmond, OK — A University of Central Oklahoma senior has pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to operating a brothel out of his Edmond apartment and furthering the prostitution efforts of his live-in girlfriend. And, as predicted by JohnTV, his sentence does more to encourage prostitution than to deter it. JohnTV […]

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March 25, 2015

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Three alleged pimps/traffickers of OKC teen escape justice at the hands of Oklahoma County prosecutors

3/25/2015 (updated 3/26/2015) – OKC, OK — Its becoming pretty routine in Oklahoma County… Law enforcement risks their lives and dedicate expensive resources in an effort to investigate cases of prostitution and human sex trafficking only to have the case fall apart or pleaded out once it gets to the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office. […]

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March 24, 2015

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UCO student charged with operating a brothel out of Edmond apartment

3/24/2015 (updated 3/26/2015)- Edmond, OK — A senior at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) has been charged with multiple crimes related to allegedly operating a house of prostitution out of his upscale Edmond apartment with his girlfriend. JohnTV was the first to break the story back in January after 24-year-old Ali Hussain Al Yousuf was arrested […]

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March 20, 2015

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Amateur porn star from California busted AGAIN in OKC for prostitution

3/20/2015 – OKC, OK — An amateur porn star out of California has been arrested for the second time in Oklahoma City during an online prostitution sting. Earlier this month, members of the Oklahoma City Vice Unit arrested 20-year-old California resident Monica Katherine Jarvis in a motel after she allegedly agreed to engage in sex […]

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March 16, 2015

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Pregnant OKC Backpage/Robinson prostitute stabbed by boyfriend while driving on I-35; Boyfriend jumps from bridge

3/16/2015 (updated 3/21/2015) – OKC, OK — A pregnant Oklahoma City woman, known to prostitute online and on S. Robinson Ave., was viciously stabbed by her live-in boyfriend while she was driving on I-35. The boyfriend was taken into custody after jumping off an overpass into the Oklahoma River. Sunday afternoon Katelyn Nichole Powers, 22, was driving […]

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March 16, 2015

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US Army sergeant and sex abuse victims advocate admits to organizing prostitution ring

3/16/2015 – Fort Hood, TX — A US Army sergeant that had been entrusted to advocate for fellow soldiers who are victims of sexual abuse has admitted to a military tribunal that he was in fact acting as a pimp while stationed at Fort Hood in Texas. According to media reports, (NCO) Sgt.1st Class Gregory McQueen […]

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March 16, 2015

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Weekly arrest wrap-up (3/1/2015)

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 2/23/2015 – 3/1/2015 according to public records maintained by the Oklahoma County Jail and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Arrested Feb. 24, 2015 Myong Min, DOB 4/10/1955, Oriental female, reportedly […]

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March 16, 2015

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Former Oklahoma City teen truck stop prostitute featured in Montana article on sex trafficking survivors

3/16/2015 – Missoula, MT — (as appeared on MissoulaNews.BigSkyPress.com by Ted McDermott on 3/12/2015) Excerpt…. “On a rural dirt road far northeast of Missoula, a nondescript log home sits surrounded by woods and fields. Inside, up a flight of stairs, the home’s owners, Rick and Pat Freeland, have arranged two rooms with five beds, decorated […]

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March 16, 2015

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Former ‘Ice Road Trucker’ star sentenced to prison after kidnapping prostitute

3/16/2015 – Las Vegas, NV — A former reality TV ‘star’ has been sentenced to over a decade in prison after kidnapping a prostitute and trying to extort a ransom for her release. According to media outlets, Tim Zickuhr, formerly of the History Channel reality show ‘Ice Road Truckers; Deadliest Roads’ was sentenced to 15-years in […]

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