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Two men were arrested on suspicion of pandering after each one, in separate incidents, contacted an undercover detective online, asking her to be a prostitute for them, according to the Napa Special Investigations Bureau.

Jaquain Iscell Burton, 22, of Antioch contacted the undercover detective via the detective’s social media profile in March and, over the course of a week, tried to recruit her to prostitute for him, officials said. Burton told the detective that he would come to Napa County to pick her up and take her to another location to work as a prostitute, officials said.

When Burton came to the agreed upon location in Napa on March 21, he was greeted by NSIB detectives and arrested.

Darwin Scott Hatchett Jr., 38, of Lake County also contacted the undercover detective in March, officials said. Hatchett, also known as “Cash,” texted and called the undercover detective in order to try and entice her to work as a prostitute for him, officials said.

During the investigation, NSIB learned that Hatchett was also being investigated by Vacaville Police for the same crime. Hatchett allegedly promised the detectives that they would make money and that he would show them everything they needed to know.

The agencies joined forces and, when Hatchett arrived to meet the undercover detective in American Canyon on April 9, he was arrested.

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Both were booked at the Napa County jail on suspicion of pandering. Burton is being held on $75,000 bail and Hatchett is being held on $100,000 bail.

To provide an anonymous tip to NSIB, call 707-253-4458.


Public Safety Reporter

Maria Sestito is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She covers breaking news as well as crime and courts. Maria came to the Napa Valley Register in 2015 after working as a reporter and photographer at The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC.