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updated: 3/9/2016 9:36 AM

10 charged in two-day Aurora prostitution sting

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  • Jessica L. Morris

    Jessica L. Morris

  • Kandace Morales

    Kandace Morales

  • Crystal Turner

    Crystal Turner

  • Samantha Lang

    Samantha Lang

  • LaShonda McClinton

    LaShonda McClinton

  • Thaddeus Chase

    Thaddeus Chase

  • Anthony Chirico

    Anthony Chirico

  • Edward Przybycien

    Edward Przybycien

  • Rafael Medrano

    Rafael Medrano

Editor's note: The charges against Anthony Chirico were dismissed.

Six women and four men face charges following a two-day prostitution sting staged last week by Aurora police.

The operation, which was conducted Wednesday and Thursday at a private residence in the city, targeted several different online sites known for advertising sexual services.

Three of the men were arrested Wednesday and charged with solicitation of a sexual act after they responded to an ad placed by Aurora police on one of the Internet sites. They offered an undercover female officer money in exchange for sex, police said..

Those charged are Edward Przybycien, 30, of the 800 block of Quin Court, Naperville; Thaddeus Chase, 45, of the 200 block of Loradale Drive, Oswego; and Anthony Chirico, 42, of the first block of Windham Drive, Montgomery.

Six women and one man were charged with prostitution Thursday after an undercover officer responded to advertisements on the targeted websites and met with the suspects. The suspects were arrested after offering the officer sexual acts in exchange for money, police said.

Those charged with prostitution are Kandace Morales, 25, of the 400 block of Harwood Avenue, Joliet; Samantha Lang, 26, of the 3200 block of Pandora Avenue, Joliet; Jessica L. Morris, 19, of the 1800 block of E. Main Street, Urbana; and Rafael Medrano, 37, of the 1100 block of Lebanon Street, Aurora.

Another Aurora resident, Crystal Turner, 26, of the 400 block of Park Ridge Lane, was charged with prostitution and unlawful possession of a controlled substance after heroin was found in her vehicle, police said.

Two other women, Lashonda McClinton, 20, of the 2900 block of W. 25th Place, Chicago, and Chunxia Lui, 42, of the 5500 block of S. Madison Street, Hinsdale, were charged with felony prostitution based on their past criminal histories.

Police seized six vehicles during the operation. To retrieve them, the arrestees had to pay $500 plus towing and storage. Officers also seized $943 in cash.

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