Since 1996, Brian Bates, Oklahoma's own Video Vigilante, has been spotlighting the graphic realities of street, forced and underage prostitution. All in an effort to expose the perpetrators, dispel the myths & raise public awareness. JohnTV achieves this goal by lifting the veil of anonymity that empowers the 'Johns' & the pimps by exposing them on this website. More about Bates and JohnTV here.
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When JohnTV transitioned over to new servers and a new website design awhile back, we lost a great deal of our archived articles - much to the delight of hundreds of 'Johns' and pimps. Well, guess what? Those archives are returning! Every week we will be adding articles of interest from our archives that are not currently on this new website. Next to "Featured Blog Posts" you will soon see a column for "Resurrected from the JohnTV Archives." Those articles will often also contain updates not previously posted. Enjoy!
In the News:
An alleged Broken Arrow preacher and business owner acting as a pimp and a prostitute working for him as a masseuse were arrested in November of last year on prostitution, firearms and allegations of knowingly spreading HIV, the virus which causes AIDS. READ MORE HERE.
Flaws in the law:
An Oklahoma City man, who pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution less than two months ago, is already requesting the courts to expunge and seal his police and court record under new Oklahoma laws regarding expungement.
Changes to Oklahoma's laws regarding the expungement of criminal records mean that arrested prostitutes, their customers (aka, 'Johns') and even pimps can simply plead guilty and then literally have their criminal arrest and conviction deleted from public records days later - and, it's not only legal, but Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater's office is helping to facilitate it!
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Street Prostitution & Human Trafficking in Oklahoma City.
Why does JohnTV exist? The video above is a perfect example of why JohnTV and it's creator, Brian Bates, have spent over 20-years highlighting the reality of street level prostitution and human sex trafficking.
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latest blog posts...
- 2/14/2018 | Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey; Most complete compilation of police cam & interrogation video from child sex trafficking case.
- 2/12/2018 | Tulsa area pimp preacher faces new court date while his prostitute pleads guilty to exposing others to HIV.
- 2/7/2018 | Tonya Gum child sex trafficking case comes to an end; 6 of 7 defendants sent to prison.
- 2/6/2018 | Guthrie pimp convicted and given a $45 fine. His prostitute? She is sentenced to 5-years in prison.
- 2/3/2018 | Admitted and convicted 'John' Hugh Owings Spector has requested the courts to expunge and seal his conviction; JohnTV ensures that record will live on forever.
- 1/25/2018 | Man and woman arrested in OKC and charged with human sex trafficking.
- 1/24/2018 | Man previously busted in OKC for soliciting prostitution accused of murdering woman in Texas.
- 1/24/2018 | Alleged Internet prostitute murdered in Del City home invasion; At least 3 escape after shootout.
- 1/16/2018 | Wannabe OKC music producer/graffiti artist pleads guilty to soliciting prostitution; New law allows for immediate expungement.
- 1/2/2018 | S. Robinson pimp and rapist, Henry 'T-Nutty' Thornton, is released from prison and is promptly arrested for failure to register as a sex offender.
- 12/28/2017 | Former OU cheerleader headed to trial for prostitution. Former OU football player pimp arrested in CA for assault.
- 12/26/2017 | Virginia trans-prostitute formally charged in Oklahoma with felony crimes. Kimmie Huynh posts HIV test results.
- 12/15/2017 | VA trans-prostitute busted in OKC, denies HIV infection, claims OKC Vice Lt. Doug Kimberlin almost had sex with him.
- 12/13/2017 | OKC man found guilty of human trafficking and sentenced to decades behind bars.
- 12/11/2017 | High profile Virginia trans-prostitute busted in OKC for allegedly spreading 'infectious diseases.'
- 11/1/2017 | Backpage hooker and her pimp avoid jail after pleading guilty to kidnapping & robbing 'John.'
weekly arrest wrap-ups...
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 2/4/2018.
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 1/28/2018.
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 1/21/2018.
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 1/14/2018.
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 1/7/2017.
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 12/31/2017.
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 12/24/2017
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 12/17/2017
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 12/10/2017
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 11/05/2017
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 10/29/2017
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 10/22/2017
- Weekly Arrest wrap-up ending 10/15/2017
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 10/08/2017
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 5/07/2017
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 3/19/2017
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 03/05/2017.
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 01/15/2017.
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 05/29/2016.
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 05/22/2016.
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 05/15/2016.
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 05/08/2016.
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 04/17/2016.
- Weekly arrest wrap-up ending 03/01/2015.
featured blog posts...
- 10/20/2017 | Operation Cross Country XI - A Nat'l FBI publicity stunt.
- 05/15/2017 | Call from teen girl's father leads to human trafficking arrest.
- 05/15/2017 | Break in the Carina Saunders murder/dismemberment case? Search warrant of suspect's home released.
- 05/12/2017 | Woman arrested for sex trafficking OKC teen.
- 05/04/2017 | Former University of Oklahoma football player arrested for prostituting former OU cheerleader.
- 03/17/2017 | Edmond cop, Colter 'The Thumb' Morey, pleads guilty to drunken, naked, douchey behavior at Arcadia Lake.
- 03/16/2017 | JohnTV Exclusive - Sen. Ralph Shortey and the "Tilley" connection.
- 03/16/2017 | Senator Ralph Shortey - Criminal affidavit (explicit).
- 03/16/2017 | The Shortey Report - JohnTV releases police report involving Sen. Ralph Shortey confronted in a motel with a teenage boy.
- 03/15/2017 | OKC cop previously recorded by JohnTV beating a 'John' pleads guilty to feloniously attacking his girlfriend.
- 12/19/2016 | CA sex offender, Steven Gordon, found guilty of the serial kidnappings & murder of 4 prostitutes; Including OKC mother Jarrae Estepp.
- 12/2/2016 | Joseph Cyr convicted of murdering pregnant OKC Craigslist prostitute Jaymie Adams; Life without parole.
- 11/28/2016 | OKC police Lt. Alex Edwards charged with felony prostitution and obstruction related crimes.
- 11/16/2016 | Young OKC woman, caught up in street prostitution, is murdered in California by two serial killers.
- 11/15/2016 | OKC Backpage.com prostitute kidnaps and robs 'John'; She & co-defendant criminally charged.
- 10/17/2016 | OKC police Lt. busted as a result of "Operation Cross Country X" for aiding prostitution.
- 10/17/2016 | DA Prater goes soft on female felon pimp with probation plea deal.
- 10/10/2016 | Alleged 'John' predicts dismissal of criminal case; Claims he was setup by OKC police.
- 10/6/2016 | Backpage.com CEO arrested in Texas on pimping charges; Will the world's largest human trafficking pipeline by shut down?
- 10/6/2016 | OKC Vice arrest the 'Lollipop John' - Tinker Airman busted in hooker sting with large pink lollipop.
- 9/30/2016 | Oklahoma attorney & member of the Board of Juvenile Affairs arrested for soliciting prostitution from client.
- 9/28/2016 | Edmond cop, Colter Morey, being prosecuted for nudity at Lake Arcadia; Witness uncertain if he saw the officer's penis or his thumb!
- 9/27/2016 | Convicted OKC child trafficker facing new sex trafficking charges.
- 9/26/2016 | Del City woman pleads guilty to beastiality & producing child porn with her son who suffers from Down Syndrome.
- 9/21/2016 | OKC man suspected of sex trafficking teen who was in DHS custody at the time.
Dec. 19, 2017
- Olivia T. Garrett preliminary hearing conference for charges of felony computer crimes, pandering, criminal proceeds and aiding prostitution. Co-defendants; Passionate Michelle Hill, and Skyler Maelyne O'Conner. Oklahoma County, 9am, Judge McCormick.
Feb. 26, 2018
- Luther Travis Thompson human trafficking jury trial. Oklahoma County, 9am, before Judge McElwee. -- Click here to read latest article.
Mar. 7, 2018
- Cheyenne Lee Edgemon sentencing for stalking and computer crimes (involves JohnTV creator Brian Bates). Oklahoma County, 9am, before Judge Troung. -- Click here to read latest article.
Mar. 12, 2018
- Shuntoya May Miller jury trial for human trafficking and aiding prostitution. Oklahoma County, 10am Judge Henderson. -- Click here to read latest article.
Mar. 26, 2018
- Tiadrian Jiyquan Freeman jury trial for human trafficking of a minor, child abuse and producing child porn. Oklahoma County, 9am, before Judge G. Jones. -- Click here to read latest article.
- Kimberley Anne Banning jury trial for assault and battery with a deadly weapon (attacked her 'John'). Oklahoma County, 9am, before Judge Troung. -- Click here to read latest article.
Apr. 6, 2018