A Los Angeles Human Trafficking Task Force, along with sheriff’s deputies, conducted a prostitution sting in Compton that netted 11 men for soliciting and two women for selling sex, the sheriff’s department announced Wednesday.
The five-hour operation was conducted Tuesday along Long Beach Boulevard, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Jeffrey Walker.
The sheriff’s department deployed undercover female deputies on the street posing as sex workers, Walker said. During the operation, 11 men were arrested for allegedly soliciting the deputies. Their ages ranged from 23 to 63. No names were immediately released.
After the arrests, the men’s vehicles were impounded and the 11 suspects were booked at Century Regional Justice Center, Walker said.
Two women were also detained for alleged prostitution. They were referred to a task force service provider who offered them services to help them leave the “life.” They were also issued citations to appear in court.
Their names were not released.
–City News Service