2 charged in undercover prostitution sting in Nashville - WKRN News 2

2 charged in undercover prostitution sting in Nashville

Posted: Updated: Apr 25, 2014 02:45 PM
Luana McGowan, 26, is charged with prostitution. Luana McGowan, 26, is charged with prostitution.
John Newcomb, 37, is charged with promoting prostitution. John Newcomb, 37, is charged with promoting prostitution.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A woman and her alleged pimp were arrested Thursday during an undercover prostitution sting at a hotel near the Nashville airport.

A Metro police officer responded to an ad on the Web site Backpage.com and set up a meeting with Luana McGowan at the Family Inn on Percy Priest Drive.

Once inside the room, McGowan, 26, was arrested after she accepted $140 for a sexual favor, according to an affidavit.

McGowan told police she has been prostituting for many years as a way to make money to eat and supply her narcotics addition.

Her boyfriend, John Newcomb, 37, was arrested after he returned to the hotel room.

He told police he sold $200 worth of food stamps for $100 in order to book the room.

Both he and McGowan were booked into the Metro jail.

McGowan is being held on charges of prostitution with a $2,500 bond.

Newcomb was charged with promoting prostitution with a $50,000 bond.

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