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Eight people under arrest for soliciting prostitutes in Riverside

Published On: Jan 18 2013 09:07:40 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 18 2013 10:18:10 AM CST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -

A Riverside police vice sting targeting individuals who solicit prostitutes resulted in the arrest of eight people.
      
The operation was one of a number that the police department has conducted in recent months to discourage solicitation along the University Avenue corridor.
      
In the most recent sting, which ran all day on January 10, female officers posed as street walkers in the area of University and Park avenues, just off the Riverside 91 Freeway.

According to Detective Mike Cobb, eight men approached the women and negotiated money-for-sex deals.

The suspects were arrested for misdemeanor solicitation, photographed, cited and released, Cobb said.

Additional stings are planned in the coming months.