Two Palatine Women Arrested in Connection with Naperville Prostitution Sting

Palatine residents Tara Ann Zagone, 19, and Sherry Ann Cameron, 33, were arrested Friday at a hotel in the 1800 block of Diehl Road in Naperville.

Two Palatine women were arrested and charged with prostitution at a Naperville hotel Friday after the participated in the FBI’s “Operation Cross County VI,” a nationwide crackdown on child sex trafficking.

While no children were involved in the Naperville sweep, 79 child victims of prostitution were discovered and more than 100 pimps were arrested across the country during the three-day operation, according to the FBI.

“Even though our arrests didn’t net any children involved in prostitution, it was under that particular operation,” Naperville Police Department Sgt. Gregg Bell said. “In our cases, all of the individuals that were arrested were all adults.” 

Police said Sharon Lynn Romaine, 50, of Vernon Hills; Melissa Sue Ronczkowski, 23, of Bolingbrook; and Palatine residents Tara Ann Zagone, 19, and Sherry Ann Cameron, 33, were arrested Friday at a hotel in the 1800 block of Diehl Road.

Ronczkowski was arrested at 8:43 p.m. and also charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Zagone and Cameron were arrested at 4:48 p.m. and Romaine at 7:58 p.m., police said.  

Another woman, Malgorzata Zielinski, 47, of Woodridge, was also arrested for prostitution on Friday near Ferry Road and North Route 59, but it is unclear whether she was arrested as part of the operation. Zielinski was arrested at 3:34 p.m. and also charged with driving on a suspended/revoked license for the second time. She was transported to DuPage County Jail, police said.  

Secret Me June 28, 2012 at 09:36 PM
child child sex trafficking...Sherry has SIX DAUGHTERS! and tara has a child as well. these women need to be in jail not out on bond. ridiculous
juicylips24 August 20, 2012 at 04:45 AM
@ "secret me"......um before you comment on something talking shit maybe you should know your FACTS since you know me so well..this is tara...and i deffintly do not belong in jail sweetheart.....i was at the wrong place wrong time....i drove a friend.....they have it all on video n audio...cops didnt even show up to the first court date....and i got the video n audio n police report suponed into court...lol...so secret me....your RIDICULOUS.
NICHOLAS OWENS August 22, 2012 at 05:23 AM
A SHERRY WHAT IT DO HUH DIS SHAGGY.............I C U .......................
Neal January 02, 2013 at 11:51 PM
fyi JuicyLips, a bit of advice for you, you would probably be taken a bit more seriously if your name wasn't juicylips24. Seriously? it's a joke, right?
sherry June 21, 2013 at 10:17 AM
I'm so tired of people acting like they know everything- the funny thing is a year later im still hearing about this? wow 1 st of all: "was up, Tara I love u girl!, 2nd not only was this completely upfounded charges- but Yes our charges were dropped because they were bogus charges !And with that being said.. In this wonderful world of freedom we are innocent until proven guilty.. I love my kids and would be the first person to say child trafficking is one of the worst things going on in this world and would never have anything to do with that or anyone who does. S. (for my loved ones.. Im sorry for any embarrassment this has caused)


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