SYRACUSE -- Police have arrested six people in connection with a live sex show at a Syracuse movie theater.
On Wednesday, the Syracuse Police Department received a tip from a confidential informant that a live sex show was scheduled to take place after midnight Thursday at the Syracuse 6 Movie Theater at 2428 W. 1700 South.
Upon receiving the tip, investigators began gathering information to confirm the tip and obtained a search warrant, police said in a news release.
With the assistance of Davis Metro SWAT and Davis Metro Narcotics Strike Force, a sting operation was developed and entry was made into the theater. Three females and one male were observed engaging in sexual acts inside. In total, six people were arrested.
The three females were identified as Krystle Morales,19, of Salt Lake City; Lillian Scott, 22, of Salt Lake City; and Shelby Boyce, 21, of West Valley City. All three were charged with sexual solicitation, a class B misdemeanor.
Additionally, Boyce was charged with possession of spice and paraphernalia; both charges are class A misdemeanors.
Terrill Holiday, 43, of Midvale, was present to watch the performance; he was also charged with sexual solicitation.
Troy Manning, 33, of Centerville, engaged in the performance with the females. He was charged with sexual solicitation, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. The controlled substance charge is a second-degree felony; the possession of paraphernalia charge is a class A misdemeanor.
Anael Ibanez, 36, of Bountiful, was charged with distributing pornographic material and exploiting prostitution; both charges are third-degree felonies. Ibanez works for a company that is contracted to clean the theater; he posted Internet advertisements on Craig's List to recruit the females to engage in acts of prostitution, as well as to identify interested males, states the news release.
Ibanez attempted to arrange a similar encounter at the theater on at least one prior occasion in the past week, the release stated.
All of the suspects were booked into Davis County Jail.
The Syracuse Police Department said the management of Syracuse 6 Movie Theater was cooperative with the investigation and had no knowledge of the incidents before being contacted by the department.