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16 Busted in Tempe Prostitution Sting

(Fox 10) TEMPE, Ariz. - Tempe Police arrested 16 men in a prostitution sting that ran on July 8th and 9th.

Officers conducted the vice operation at a hotel near Priest Drive & Baseline Road.

The arrested subjects ranged from 27 to 71 years-old.

The following men were charged with a variety of alleged charges including soliciting prostitution, indecent exposure, and drug possession.

Jamil Bazzy, 36 Possession of Drugs

Ernesto Cruz, 50 Prostitution Solicitation

Thomas Goldstein, 52 Prostitution Solicitation

Luis Mota. 28 Prostitution Solicitation

Matthew Berger, 27 Prostitution Solicitation and Indecent Exposure

Anthony Curcio, 39 Prostitution Solicitation

Lakshma Gopidi, 43 Prostitution Solicitation

Kristopher Olson, 35 Prostitution Solicitation

Ronald Cicala, 45 Prostitution Solicitation

John Daniels, 30 Prostitution Solicitation

Mudit Gupta, 27 Prostitution Solicitation

Brian Smargiassi, 54 Prostitution Solicitation

Andre Cole, 39 Prostitution Solicitation

Matthew Godwin, 28 Prostitution Solicitation

Robert Kempton, 71 Prostitution Solicitation

Daniel Swanson, 41 Prostitution Solicitation

Tempe Police say that even though they targeted adult prostitution, illicit prostitution is often tied to many other violent and organized crimes including human trafficking, domestic minor human traficking, robbery, and narcotics.

 

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