Prostitution sting busts swim coach, ten others

Posted at 5:56 PM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-30 18:56:04-04

A prostitution sting run by the Omaha Police Department nets almost one dozen arrests.

Eleven people find themselves behind bars for soliciting prostitution Monday night.  Police reports indicate the sting mostly starts online and ends up with almost a dozen people in handcuffs at a west Omaha hotel.Omaha City Prosecutor Matt Kuhse says these operations are important to public safety.

"Part of it is to send a message that this kind of behavior is not going to be tolerated from people coming into town from Omaha for the swim trials or for the colleges World Series,” Kuhse explained.

Among those arrested is Kelton Graham, 41, of Detroit, MI.  He's the swim coach of Club Wolverine from Michigan.  The club is affiliated with USA Swimming but Graham is not an employee of the organization.

Tuesday in jail court, Graham pleads guilty to soliciting prostitution and is sentenced one day in jail.

USA Swimming tells KMTV Action 3 News they will go through their disciplinary process because of the arrest.  They say he does not coach any of the Olympic athletes.

Club Wolverine didn’t want to comment until they talked to Graham.

Others arrested for soliciting prostitution include: 

  • Don C. Wright, 41
  • Cory L. Miller, 41
  • Latressa Price, 27
  • Melissa Spangler, 23
  • Kaitlyn C. Reese, 24
  • Rafael Santa-Maria, 42
  • Felicia A. Miller, 24
  • Angela Dowell, 38
  • Roger A. Loseke, 39
  • Jhanae Grady, 22