Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dad brings along 18-month-old daughter to pick up prostitute (Middletown, Ohio)

So I guess when you need some lovin', you just need some lovin'. And you just can't bothered with niceties like finding a babysitter or anything like that. But why didn't dad MICHAEL RATLIFF just leave the child with mom if he just had to do the nasty with a prostitute in an alley? Notice that there is a mom, since she was the one who picked up the child from the police. Wonder if this was a visitation situation....

Police: Man Brought 18-Month-Old To Pick Up Prostitute
Officers Arrest 29 People During Operation
POSTED: 12:01 am EDT July 28, 2010
UPDATED: 11:30 am EDT July 28, 2010

Several people are facing charges after Middletown police conducted an operation against prostitution, but one is facing additional charges because of who police said he brought along.

Officers said an undercover sting was set up Tuesday night to help local businesses and residents displace any prostitutes and their "johns."

Investigators said they arrested and charged several people, but Michael Ratliff, 38, of Trenton, was charged with soliciting and child endangering.

Officers said Ratliff had his 18-month-old daughter with him while he tried to pick up an undercover officer and complete the transaction in a nearby alley.

Police said other officers took custody of the child until the girl's mother could arrive from Trenton.

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Detectives said John Mann, 65, was also charged with soliciting on Tuesday night.

Officials said Keith Moore, 50, of South Lebanon, and Bennie Noble, 46, of Franklin, were both charged with loitering to engage in solicitation last week.

Police charged Lisa Conley, 43, of Middletown, with soliciting, as well.

Officers said Middletown police have arrested 29 people in the past few weeks as part of its anti-prostitution sweep of the downtown area.