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Twenty-two people were arrested last week and charged with crimes associated with prostitution, according to detectives with the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office.

Vice/narcotics detectives recently conducted “Operation Risky Business” after monitoring activity on the Internet related to prostitution. Suspects arrested were charged with violations related to “sex for money/drugs,” according to an Aug. 11 statement from the sheriff’s office. The suspects agreed on a location, specific sexual acts and type of payment, according to police.

Capt. Daniel Alioto said police noticed an uptick in activity related to online prostitution and multiple officers posed undercover for the operation. Arrests were made last week over a period of several days, he said.

“There was no way to tell who was going to walk through that door,” he said of the suspects’ backgrounds or careers. They included a former St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputy, a college professor, a Charles County school bus driver, a retired Calvert County teacher and people who work at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, the captain said.

Monroe Manley Strawn 3rd, 28, of Fort Washington allegedly transported Lyric Carter, 18, of Washington, D.C., to perform a specific sex act for money. Both suspects were arrested and detectives are continuing to investigate this case with the help of the FBI as a potential human trafficking violation, according to the statement from the sheriff’s office.

Roger Dean Stanton, 38, of Leonardtown, who is listed as an associate professor of psychology on St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s faculty directory, allegedly paid an undercover officer for specific sex acts with 10 oxycodone pills.

The college issued the following statement: “We take this matter very seriously. Effective immediately, [Stanton] has been placed on administrative leave without pay until further notice. During that time, he is banned from campus.”

Willard Lee Alban, 41, of Welcome is a former deputy with the St. Mary’s sheriff’s office, according to Alioto. William Robert Sidnor Chichester, 61, of Aquasco was a special education bus driver in Charles County. Parents were notified of his arrest, according to a Charles County public schools spokesperson, and Chichester will not be driving at least until his case is resolved.

Chester Stanley Jaworski, aka “Chip,” 68, of Prince Frederick is a former Calvert County teacher, according to a spokesperson for the Calvert school system.

All three men allegedly paid an undercover officer for specific sex acts, according to Alioto.

The following people also allegedly paid an undercover officer for specific sex acts: Joshua Robert Fisher, 23, of Lusby; Terence Ralph Huffman, 47, of Indian Head; Joseph Kepa Konanui, 35, of Lexington Park; Eric Antonio Hernandez, 37, of California; Paul Mel Corbin, 27 of Waldorf; Adam Kim Hay, 26, of Lexington Park; Todd Brent Summers, 48 of Hampstead; Edward Allen Pritchard 3rd, 20, of Waldorf; Lance Colin Mutch, 37, of California; Matthew Edmond Baker, aka “Rev,” 49, of Piney Point; Brandon Renard Bryant, 27, of Clinton; and Michael Lindbergh Mason, 47, of Waldorf.

Arnold Gelfand, 48, of Leonardtown allegedly paid an undercover officer with marijuana for a specific sex act.

Lacey Kim Dawkins-McKinne, 28, of Waldorf and Crystal Faye Kirven, 21, of Lusby allegedly offered to perform sex acts on an undercover officer for money.

Brett Justin Kina, 33, of Charlotte Hall allegedly agreed to sex acts with an undercover officer for a quantity of marijuana.