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22 Arrests Made In Prostitution Sting
Posted by Melissa Simon on Oct 21, 2013 - 3:55:33 PM

SHERMAN OAKS—During a prostitution sting in Van Nuys on Thursday, October 18, police arrested 22 men and women, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

The LAPD conducted the sting along a four-mile stretch of Sepulveda Boulevard from Raymer Street to Ventura Boulevard, according to authorities. During the sting, which was conducted by officers from the LAPD Van Nuys division and all-Valley vice units, officers arrested nine men and 13 women.

The Los Angeles Police Department.
Of the 22 arrested, authorities said 19 were for solicitation of prostitution, one was for loitering for the purposes of prostitution, one for lewd conduct and one for possession of methamphetamine.

This is the second sting that has yielded a high number of arrests within the past month along Sepulveda Boulevard. Last month, female officers with the LAPD Mission division posed as prostitutes as part of an undercover sting where 19 men were arrested for solicitation of prostitution along Sepulveda in North Hills.

According to authorities, the area along Sepulveda Boulevard has been a known hotbed for prostitution activity for decades due to the high number of cheap motels.

Councilwoman Nury Martinez has proposed other methods of handling prostitution instead of arresting women working as prostitutes, who she said just return to the streets after spending a little time in jail.

“It’s time for us to look at additional approaches and for additional legal tools in attacking this problem, targeting the sickening demand for prostitutes in the first place,” Martinez said in a statement on October 11.

Martinez said there is a history of police and community members working to tackle prostitution and that she is “exasperated by the reality that despite these best efforts over the years, it just isn’t working.”

Martinez has introduced a council motion asking LAPD and the City Attorney’s Office to report on strategies to alleviate the problem of prostitution. The motion has been sent to the Public Safety Committee.


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