Star of “16 and Pregnant” Charged With Prostitution

The star of a popular reality TV show on MTV was one of eight women arrested in a prostitution bust in Delaware.

Valerie Fairman, 21, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, was arrested Thursday for prostitution and issued a criminal summons pending an appearance in court, police said. Fairman appeared on season 2 of MTV's “16 and Pregnant." 

Along with Fairman, Brooke Hatfield, 23, of Wilmington; Stephanie Brown, 26, of Newark, Delaware; Dawn Price, 32, of Newark, Delaware; Jaquya Fairley, 34, of New Castle, Delaware; Lindsey Taylor, 30, of Newark, Delaware; Kristina Weaver, 33, of New Castle, Delaware; and Leslie Larkin, 54, of Wilmington, Delaware, were also arrested in the bust.

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The arrests were part of a multi-agency operation initiative targeting prostitution in New Castle County.

Delaware State Police, the Wilmington Police Department and other law enforcement agencies targeted the areas of Maryland Avenue south of Wilmington and New Castle Avenue in New Castle.

The areas were targeted after police received several complaints from citizens reporting prostitution and other crimes.

Information on the suspects' attorneys is not immediately available.

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