Live sex show at Syracuse movie theater leads to 6 arrests

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SYRACUSE — Six people were arrested at the Syracuse 6 Movie Theater early Thursday for what investigators say was an X-rated live performance.

Police received a tip on Wednesday that a "live sex show" would be taking place after midnight at the theater, located at 2428 W. 1700 South, according to a statement from the Syracuse Police Department.

After obtaining additional information and a warrant, the Davis Metro Narcotics Unit and a SWAT team set up a sting operation and found three women and a man engaging in sex acts inside the theater, according to police.

"I have never heard anything like it," said Syracuse Police Chief Garret Atkin. "We had undercover officers in attendance, and once they confirmed that was happening, we got the signal to make entry into the theater."

Six people, including an observer, were arrested.

A 43-year-old Midvale man was arrested for investigation of sexual solicitation for allegedly watching the performance.

Krystle Morales, 19, of Salt Lake City; Lillian Scott, 22, of Salt Lake City; and Shelby Boyce, 21, were booked into the Davis County Jail for investigation of sexual solicitation, a class B misdemeanor. Boyce, of West Valley City, was also arrested for investigation of possession of spice and drug paraphernalia.

Troy Manning, 33, of Centerville, who police say engaged in sex with the women, was arrested for investigation of sexual solicitation and drug possession.

A 43-year-old Midvale man was arrested for investigation of sexual solicitation for allegedly watching the performance.

Anael Ibanez, 36, of Bountiful, works for the company that was contracted to clean the movie theater. Police believe he posted ads on Craigslist to "recruit the females to engage in acts of prostitution, as well as to identify interested males," according to police.

"He was charging a fee based on where they wanted to sit and what role they wanted to play," Atkin said.

He was arrested for investigation of distribution of pornographic material and exploiting prostitution. Investigators say he tried to do the same thing at least one other time at the movie theater the week before.

The sheriff's office said the movie theater management did not know about the alleged sex show.


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