Prostitution sting nabs 5 suspected johns

  • Timothy Reeves

KAILUA-KONA — Five men were arrested on suspicion of prostitution this week after Hawaii Police Department’s Vice section conducted a sting operation downtown.

One of the men, identified as 30-year-old Timothy Reeves, was charged with prostitution. The other four were released.


The arrests occurred on Wednesday and Thursday at a local hotel. Police officials say suspects offered money for sex to an undercover female officer.

Reeves was the first to be arrested. He was taken into custody at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday. The 30-year-old was also charged with two counts of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug after he was found in possession of methamphetamine.

Corin Foster, 26, of Kailua-Kona, was arrested at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday on suspicion of prostitution for offering a woman money for sex. He was not charged, and was released.

John Stephenson, 28, also of Kailua-Kona, was arrested at 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday on suspicion of prostitution for offering a woman money for sex. He was also not charged and was released.


Two more men were arrested on Thursday, Aubrey McDonald, 33, of Hamakua, and Jose Vilchis, 33, of Honaunau. Both were arrested on suspicion of prostitution for offering a woman money for sex. However, neither were charged and both were released.

Reeves had his initial appearance in 3rd District Court Friday. He was denied a bail reduction, which remains at $4,250. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

  1. Pest Outwest June 23, 2018 12:33 am

    Hey, let’s not lump all Johns together, I’m no meth head, and I’d very much like to offer a woman money for sex. Just not a cop, who seem to be the only women accepting said offers on this island.

  2. Juada Pendejo June 23, 2018 7:15 am

    Whoa! Let’s think about this for a minute, and consider this immodest proposal: If more police officers would be assigned to this duty, accept the money, and actually perform the sex as agreed to, given the readiness of men to voluntarily part with their money for this service (police officers are “public servants” after all), it seems reasonable that the revenue stream generated by this could very quickly address our counties anticipated $5-$6 million budget shortfall. SHOPO may object and claim that this type of duty doean’t fall within a police officer’s standard scope of duty and practices, but I say it should fall within the standard employment contract clause which usually states, “and other duties as required.” After all, the police department claims their mission is to both “serve AND protect’. Our island economy is dependent on tourism, and virtually every visitor has a high expectation of getting lei’d while they’re here. Adoption of this proposal would provide an an incredible value added component to the visitor experience, in addition to reducing the county deficit. How could anyone possibly object?

    1. Stephen June 23, 2018 7:42 am

      I appreciate the effort given here bravo…

    2. leilani June 23, 2018 6:09 pm

      you must be a comedian right.. haha!!!

  3. Kaipo Wall June 23, 2018 10:47 am

    let me guess , Uncle Billy’s

  4. antifaHI June 23, 2018 8:59 pm

    Must have been a finely crafted sting in a local fleabag joint, judging by the harvested dudes. Wonder what it would do to the already battered island economy if it would have been staged in the uppity Kohala beach hotels.

    1. Pest Outwest June 24, 2018 8:35 am

      If there are any escorts working those hotels, I haven’t heard about it. This county seems barren of entertainment for single men.

      Back where I came from escorts were pretty much left alone, even if they maintained websites. One company engaged students at the local university and was widely known as providing them to visiting athletes, a bevy of them would transit the lobby of the hotel where the visiting team stayed. One well known tech firm had a group of escorts working just outside the corporate campus, and no one said boo about it, even though the CEO is a big time lib. Just normal business, they kept a low profile and the cops looked the other way.

      Anyway, I miss the escorts I used to see. I had long time relationships with some of them, it was far from crack heads working the street, two of the girls I saw had husbands in the Navy, and the side work provided a healthy income to offset the low military pay. One of them said her husband understood she worked, he could hardly miss a new car in the driveway when he shipped home. This can be a legitimate and safe profession, if the authorities would only back off.

      1. antifaHI June 24, 2018 9:33 am

        Now that description will do wonders to the moral for an overseas deployed married husband. You are describing their wives as whores you personally frequent? And if the service men are in on it, it would make them pimps, right?

  5. Juada Pendejo June 24, 2018 6:38 am

    Dept. of Corrections: we wish to clarify the above misleading headline, “Prostitution sting nabs 5 suspected johns”. Only one of the alleged suspects is actually named John. WHT strives for accuracy in reporting, therefore we wish to express our opinion that one bad John is not representative of all Port-o-Potties. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

  6. boB June 24, 2018 7:28 am

    Drug sting uses prostitute lure to nab a meth-head.

    Good deal, we need fewer meth-heads! But let’s be honest about what’s happening here. A prostitution sting that let four of five johns go, but arrested the one carrying drugs?? No … that’s a drug sting releasing the bycatch. 😉

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