LBPD’s anti-prostitution operation nets 12 arrests

On Wednesday, July 31, the Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) vice detail conducted an undercover Internet operation targeting prostitution in Long Beach that resulted in the arrest of 12 male subjects.
Detectives posted advertisements on the Internet with photos of females offering sexual services. According to the LBPD, the suspects quickly responded to the ads and made arrangements to meet with females at a Long Beach motel, with the expectation of a sexual encounter with a prostitute. Instead, they were met by undercover detectives and were arrested for solicitation of prostitution, or other offenses, according to the LBPD.
A total of 10 suspects were arrested for solicitation of a prostitute, one for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, and one for sexual battery. Of the 12 suspects arrested, six of them were from Long Beach, while the other six were from other cities in the region.
LBPD says that operations of this type are a response to community concerns regarding quality-of-life issues in the area.
Those wishing to report prostitution may contact the LBPD’s vice investigations detail at (562) 570-7219.

Source: LBPD

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