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Tempe Police: 16 men arrested in prostitution sting

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TEMPE, Ariz. - Tempe Police arrested 16 men in a prostitution sting that ran on July 8th and 9th.

Officers conducted the vice operation at a hotel near Priest Drive & Baseline Road.

The arrested subjects ranged from 27 to 71 years-old.

The following men were charged with a variety of alleged charges including soliciting prostitution, indecent exposure, and drug possession.

Jamil Bazzy, 36 Possession of Drugs
Ernesto Cruz, 50 Prostitution Solicitation
Thomas Goldstein, 52 Prostitution Solicitation
Luis Mota. 28 Prostitution Solicitation
Matthew Berger, 27 Prostitution Solicitation and Indecent Exposure
Anthony Curcio, 39 Prostitution Solicitation
Lakshma Gopidi, 43 Prostitution Solicitation
Kristopher Olson, 35 Prostitution Solicitation
Ronald Cicala, 45 Prostitution Solicitation
John Daniels, 30 Prostitution Solicitation
Mudit Gupta, 27 Prostitution Solicitation
Brian Smargiassi, 54 Prostitution Solicitation
Andre Cole, 39 Prostitution Solicitation
Matthew Godwin, 28 Prostitution Solicitation
Robert Kempton, 71 Prostitution Solicitation
Daniel Swanson, 41 Prostitution Solicitation

Tempe Police say that even though they targeted adult prostitution, illicit prostitution is often tied to many other violent and organized crimes including human trafficking, domestic minor human traficking, robbery, and narcotics.
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