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June 25, 2019

Pleasanton Police Arrest Eight in Prostitution Sting

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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:00 am

On Monday, May 20th, the Pleasanton Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit conducted an undercover prostitution sting operation at a local hotel. The operation was carried out in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, including the Livermore Police Department and the Hayward Police Department. The multi-agency effort was organized following complaints from community members.

Undercover officers used fictitious online profile advertisements designed to attract commercial sex purchasers seeking prostitution services. During the seven-hour operation, over 50 phone numbers contacted undercover officers in response to the online advertisements. Seven men agreed to pay money for a sexual act and traveled to the hotel, where undercover officers were waiting. Another male, who identified himself as a “pimp,” contacted an undercover officer and attempted to recruit the officer. He made an agreement to offer protection and other services in exchange for a portion of the proceeds. This individual was arrested for felony charges.

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