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Two southern Illinois residents arrested in Kentucky on prostitution and drug charges

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McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.
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McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.
Harley Williams of Marion

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office arrested a southern Illinois man and woman last week during a prostitution investigation.

Last Thursday, detectives learned numerous women were apparently posting prostitution ads online in Paducah. A detective, acting in an undercover capacity, contacted one of the women, who agreed to have sex in exchange for money. The woman then met the detective at a hotel, where she was immediately arrested. She was identified as 21-year-old Harley Williams of Marion.

Detectives located Williams’ vehicle on the parking lot of the hotel. Inside the vehicle detectives found 34-year-old Jeremy Shered of Carbondale and a three year old child. Detectives saw Shered deleting evidence of prostitution on a cell phone. Shered was arrested.

The investigation revealed both Williams and Shered were involved with prostitution for about a year.

The child was released to a family member.

Harley Williams charges: Prostitution, Wanton endangerment 2nd degree, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of drug paraphernalia

Jeremy Shered 34 charges: Promoting prostitution, possession of Marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and tampering with physical evidence