Five arrested in Internet prostitution sting

October 19, 2012 1:32:32 PM PDT
Five people were arrested in a prostitution sting in Petaluma early Thursday morning, according to police.

Police conducted a prostitution sting focusing on Internet sites that promote acts of prostitution.

At about 2 a.m. Thursday, police conducted two traffic stops near Petaluma hotels that resulted in five arrests, according to police.

Police arrested Pashoadra Turner, 26, of Carmichael, and Victoria Barbera, 21, of Novato, for 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.