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Six men charged in Loudoun prostitution sting

Washington Post editors

Six men who thought they were setting up meetings with prostitutes were caught in a sting operation in Loudoun County after the sheriff's department ran bait ads on popular Web sites.

The men, ranging in age from 21 to 39, were arrested when they showed up last week at a hotel in the eastern area of Loudoun County, officials said.

The six men had contacted the agency’s undercover officer through the Web sites, traveled to the hotel and negotiated money for a sexual act, the sheriff's office said. The men, charged Wednesday with soliciting prostitution, were from Alexandria, Sterling, Ashburn, Waterford and Charles Town, W.Va.

The sheriff's department warns that deputies are ramping up prostitution enforcement this year.

-- Allison Klein

By Washington Post editors  |  February 22, 2010; 11:37 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein , Loudoun  
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And how many of these men are "conservatives" who rail against everything illegal and not wholesome, in public?

True hypocrites!

Posted by: TheChampishere | February 22, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

And how many of these men are "conservatives" who rail against everything illegal and not wholesome, in public?

True hypocrites!

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Yeah, you said it! Too bad they couldn't be more like John Edwards, a man who actually lives the morality he espouses, er..... wait, not so much actually. Maybe like Al Gore, a man who really practices what he preaches, er..... wait, not really. What about Ted Kennedy, a true man of principal, er..... wait, that's not true either. Oh well, ignorance is bliss so enjoy!


Posted by: savethepcbs | February 22, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

"in the eastern area of Loudoun"

Western Loudon still open for business with no disruptions.

Posted by: blasmaic | February 22, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

As long as prostitution is illegal, I have no problem with appropriate law enforcement measures being taken against it.

However, my personal belief is that protitution should be legalized.

Have a nice day,

John Rentz

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | February 22, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Why is prostitution illegal? Makes no sense! Women shold have the right to what they wish with their bodies...it's theirs.

Posted by: Gooddad | February 22, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

What can you do...it's the mail sex drive. Unless you're a man, you can't relate.

Posted by: uncivil | February 22, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

wasting money on the daily - Police...

Posted by: rockettonu | February 22, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

While this article carries a WP byline, where is the original reporting? It all comes from a (much more detailed)press release from Loudoun County.

If Ms. Klein isn't going to get up from her desk to add one iota new information, this shouldn't be run as a bylined "report."

The county release is below (I redacted the names, as none has been convicted, but the ages were included too):

Loudoun County, VA: On February 17, 2010 the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit conducted a proactive, aggressive reversal prostitution operation. Several members from the agency’s Community Resource Unit assisted with the operation.

Numerous computer postings and personal ads were placed on popular websites known to advertise prostitution services. The operation was conducted at a hotel in the eastern part of the county.

The following subjects contacted the agency’s undercover officer, travelled to the hotel, and negotiated with money for a sexual act.


The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit has seen a marked increase in prostitution and vice-related crimes during the last two years. Overall statistics have more than doubled since 2008 (8 total reported). There were 19 total cases assigned during 2009. Also in 2009, 25 individuals allegedly involved in prostitution were trespassed by the Sheriff’s Office Community Resource Unit from local hotels.

The agency anticipates that vice-related crimes will continue to increase and will remain a threat to the health and safety of the citizens of Loudoun County. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is taking measures to reduce these types of crimes in the community through proactive operations and developing relationships with area hotels and businesses to combat these crimes.

Posted by: cpnich | February 22, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

And how many of these men are "conservatives" who rail against everything illegal and not wholesome, in public?

True hypocrites!

Posted by: TheChampishere | February 22, 2010 1:13 PM
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How many of them are ACORN liberals who believe it's legal and morally correct to give money to pimps and prostitutes?

Posted by: VAtrailerTrash | February 22, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

What can you do...it's the mail sex drive. Unless you're a man, you can't relate.

What does the US Postal Service have to do with this? Let's stay on topic, shall we?

Posted by: Axel2 | February 22, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Well that's a waste of good police time, there are more important things to do....

Posted by: mark0004 | February 22, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Far too much big government.

It's offensive that tax payers have to foot the bill for stuff like this.

Posted by: canty1 | February 23, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse


Yeah, you said it! Too bad they couldn't be more like John Edwards, a man who actually lives the morality he espouses, er..... wait, not so much actually. Maybe like Al Gore, a man who really practices what he preaches, er..... wait, not really. What about Ted Kennedy, a true man of principal, er..... wait, that's not true either. Oh well, ignorance is bliss so enjoy!

posted by savethepcb
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And they cant be more like pat robertson, the man of god who had a kid out of wedlock, true man of God. Ted Arthur Haggard, the former American evangelical preacher who hated everything liberal, gays, women and a man who rarely practice what his preached but got caught having sex with a GAY prostitute for 3 years. He actually paid this man and got several massages out of it. And Mark Sanford, a very conservative Republican, true man of principle and a hypocrite who disappeared into the Appalachia or was it Brazil on SC dime to hook up with a mistress while still married to his wife. Then we have David Vinter from LA who despite having been caught up in a hooker scandal retains his senior Republican positions in the Senate and is a lock to be the GOP's nominee for his seat in 2010. And John McCain, who cheated on his injured first wife and eventually married his mistress. That didn't stop him from being the GOP's 2008 presidential nominee. And Ensign from Nevada who still hold office tried to paid off his mistress so he wouldn't get exposed. And you have Larry Craig who has a fetish for hooking up with men in public restrooms. We can debate back and forth if you like but you're not going to prove your point. Republicans and their moral values. Always trying to shove it down everyone throat except for their own. You are right, ignorance is a bliss, so enjoy.

Posted by: loewsing | February 23, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

canty1:
It's offensive that tax payers have to foot the bill for stuff like this.


agree completely. massive waste of taxpayer money.

Posted by: millionea7 | February 23, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Here Doggy , Here Doggy , Here Doggy , W H A M !!
Good Work Boys - Donuts are on me.

Posted by: JadedCynic | February 23, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

We really need to declare war on prostitution. Go get em coppers. It is such a huge problem that the police are forced to run bait ads to actually arrest people. I think next week they should have a cop on one side of the street enticing folks to cross, but not at a crosswalk, to help them pick up dropped groceries. Then Whammo! Those suckers get a J-walking citation. It's the LAW.

Posted by: permagrin | February 23, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Well that's a waste of good police time, there are more important things to do....
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Really? So we should only expect the police to pursue some of the criminals and investigate some of the crimes? Who gets to choose that? You, me, them?
And btw, although these accused may have been lured to a hotel, much of prostitution doesn't occur in hotels or on street corners in suburban areas like Loudoun. No, it happens in regular middle class neighborhoods, with community pools and hiking paths and $400,000 townhouses. Most of the arrests I have read about recently were in places like Ashburn, where a man was running a brothel and internet porn ring out of his home. I'm pretty sure the people who lived on his street thought it was an important and good use of police time.

Posted by: wpost456 | February 23, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

lowswing, that is awesome stuff, did you come up with all those references on your own? really buddy, you need to get out more and lighten up. The ole 'preachers and politicians' are hypocrites line is old, tired, and boring. You really need to work on new material. If you don't want moral values shoved down your throat then by all means close your mouth bud, it really is that easy.

Posted by: permagrin | February 23, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

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