SYRACUSE — Syracuse Police arrested six people during a raid at the Syracuse 6 Movie Theater, 2428 W. 1700 South, early Thursday morning.
Police allegedly found a live sex show going on.
They received a tip from a confidential informant that the show was scheduled to take place after midnight, according to a press release from the Syracuse Police Department.
The officers obtained a search warrant and, with the help of Davis Metro SWAT members and Davis Metro Narcotics Strike Force members, raided the theater. They allegedly saw three females and one male engaging in sex acts inside, the release said.
Three females, identified as Krystle Morales, 19, and Lillian Scott, 22, both of Salt Lake City; and Shelby Boyce, 21, from West Valley City, were charged with sexual solicitation, a class B misdemeanor. Boyce was also charged with possession of spice and paraphernalia, both class A misdemeanors.
Terrill Holiday, 43, of Midvale, was allegedly there to watch the performance and was charged with sexual solicitation.
Troy Manning, 33, of Centerville, allegedly engaged in a performance with the women, police said. He was charged with sexual solicitation, second-degree felony possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.
Anael Ibanez, 36, from Bountiful, was charged with third-degree felony distributing pornographic material and exploiting prostitution. Police said he works for a company contracted to clean the theater. He allegedly posted Internet advertisements on Craig’s List to recruit women to engage in acts of prostitution, as well as to identify interested males, police said.
He allegedly also attempted to arrange a similar encounter at the theater on at least one other occasion this past week.
The management of Syracuse 6 Movie Theater cooperated with the investigation and had no knowledge of the incidents prior to police contacting them, police said.