On June 26th, several law enforcement agencies from three counties participated in a sting targeting prostitution at different motels in Fairview Township. After agreeing to accept money from undercover officers in exchange for services, 30-yr old Belinda Graham from Atlanta Georgia and 36-yr old Fu Xiao Li, originally from Malaysia, were each charged with one count of Promoting Prostitution. While it has not been confirmed, it is possible that Fu Xiao Li is a victim of Human Trafficking.
25-yr old Ylynn Baskerville and 27-yr old Courtney Thompson-Wagner were each charged with Promoting Prostitution and Robbery. Baskerville was also charged with one count of Receiving Stolen Property. After obtaining money from the undercover officers, the women attempted to leave the motel. Baskerville kept her hand on a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun inside her purse until the arrest team took both women into custody. Baskerville admitted that the plan was to rob the “Johns” with the handgun. The gun was stolen in a theft in Fairview Township back in 2010.
In addition to the arrests and recovering the stolen handgun, over $2,600.00 in cash was seized during the detail. Personnel from the York County District Attorney’s Office, the York County Sheriff’s Department, Lower Allen Township Police Department, Swatara Township Police Department, and Steelton Borough Police Department assisted Fairview Township Police in the Sting.
Yylynn S. Baskerville
Fu Xiao Li
Belinda L. Graham