Sep 15, 2009

Police continue to utilize reverse prostitution operations

For release: Sept. 15, 2009 Contact: Elizabeth Schroen
Police continue to utilize reverse prostitution operations
Howard County police are continuing to utilize reverse prostitution operations with success. The most recent undercover effort resulted in 16 men being charged with with solicitation of prostitution in Jessup.

Detectives and female officers worked to identify suspects soliciting prostitutes along U.S. 1 near Assateague Drive on a recent Friday. Female officers in plain clothes stood in areas targeted by citizen complaints to determine whether they would be approached and offered money for sex. Suspects who approached the female officers and made such offers were arrested.

The following suspects were arrested and charged with solicitation of prostitution:
• Edgar Caballeros, 36, of Baltimore (also charged with possessing a false ID)
• Julio Ramos Caeser, 32, of Gaithersburg
• Everardo Castillo-Esrada, 46, of Riverdale
• Jose Arturo Franco Cruz, 37, of Silver Spring
• Joseph Leroy Emerson, 40, of Glen Burnie
• Byron Estuardo Espana-Reyes, 25, of Columbia
• David Earl Faulkner, 31, of Baltimore
• Adam Gonzalez-Gonzalez, 39, of Beltsville
• Gonzalo Jhonny Gozman-Aranibar, 34, of Germantown
• Jaun Eleazar Herrera-Romero, 21, of Montgomery Village
• William Maurice Holland, 43, of Elkridge
• Angel Macardio, 18, of Columbia
• Ahamat Maumine, 27, of Silver Spring
• Christopher Armstrong Tolley, 38, of Laurel
• Carlos Santiago Vera, 36, of Ashburn (also charged with resisting arrest)
• Roy Anthony Walley, 31, of Baltimore

Police will continue to address prostitution and related criminal activity in the county. Citizens are encouraged to call 410-313-3200 with tips or information. Callers may remain anonymous.

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