Merced Police Department says,from June 11th through June 25th, 2020, Merced Police Department DART officers monitored online prostitution advertisements.
DART officers were contacted and solicited for acts of prostitution by 17 male suspects.
The suspects sent text messages and made phone calls wanting to pay for sexual services.
Upon their arrival at the location, the suspects were taken into custody without incident and interviewed. The suspects were ultimately arrested for solicitation of prostitution and released from custody with citations due to the state’s current zero-bail policy for misdemeanor offenses.
Sgt. Solis stated, “This operation hopefully sends a message that these acts will not be tolerated in our city”
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Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Sergeant Solis at 209-385-4703 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org