DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Five women have been arrested on prostitution charges, Daytona Beach police said.
Shalana Watchmaker, 36; Jocelyn Davies, 32; Jennifer Helms, 31; and Tammy Freimiller, 27, were arrested by police on aid/abet/commit prostitution charges. Police said Melissa Matucha, 30, was charged with solicit another for lewdness.
An undercover officer was driving an unmarked vehicle in areas of Daytona Beach that are known for prostitution.
The officer saw Helms, beeped his horn and circled the block. Police said Helms got into the vehicle, in which the officer asked Helms if she was working. She told the officer, "Yes," and gave a price for a sexual act.
Afterwards, Helms asked the undercover office, "Are you a cop?" but the officer told her he was not. Police said Helms then began stroking the officer's chest.
Once Helms and the officer agreed to exchanging money for the sexual act, Helms was taken into custody with incident, police said.
According to Daytona Beach police's report, Helms has two or more previous convictions for prostitution, making this new charge a felony.
An undercover officer also encountered Freimiller, who offered to perform a sexual act in exchange for money. Police said she was also taken into custody once the cop and Freimiller agreed to exchange money for the sexual act.
A search revealed that Freimiller had a glass smoking device with copper mesh, commonly used to smoke crack or cocaine, in her Walmart shopping bag, according to the arrest report. Freimiller was also charged with possession of paraphernalia.
Freimiller also has two or more previous convictions for prostitution, making this new prostitution charge a felony, according to the police report.
In another incident, Matucha got inside of an undercover officer's vehicle, asking the officer to touch her crotch to prove he was not a cop. Police said after the officer touched her shoulder, Matucha told the officer, "No, touch my crotch."
When the officer refused, Matucha got out of the vehicle and immediately got into a blue Hyundai. Police said the officer performed a traffic stop and took Matucha into custody without incident for soliciting a lewd act.
Davies and Watchmaker were also taken into custody after offering to exchange money to perform a sexual act with an undercover officer, police said.
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