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Howard County's female officers and detectives went undercover in an area frequented by prostitutes, arresting 13 men who approached them and offered money for sex, Howard County Police said.

Police said the undercover sting operation, now in its fifth year, is used in areas where citizens complain about prostitution. On Friday, the undercover officers worked in Jessup along the U.S. 1 corridor.

The 13 men, each of whom was charged with solicitation of prostitution, ranged in age from 21 to 49. Most live in the Washington region, though one is from Connecticut.

Five of the men also were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement because they are thought to be in the country illegally.

Howard County police said the men are among 48 who have been arrested this year in similar sting operations.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  August 30, 2010; 2:39 PM ET
Categories:  Howard , Maria Glod , Sex Crimes  
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it would be great if the WAPO published pictures of the Johns with their names and what towns they are from...

Posted by: 10bestfan | August 30, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Why 10best? You looking for customers for yourself or a family member? Thats sweet of you? :)

Posted by: overed | August 30, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Is this a repeat article? I thought I read the exact same thing happening in the same spot a few months ago.

Posted by: matt_s | August 30, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

@matt_s:

Do cockroaches leave the kitchen after the lights come on? No, they disappear for a while, then go back to what they were doing.

Posted by: Irato | August 30, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

yet another backwards way of doing things.

If they spent more effort trying to fix the economy, and find these women jobs, to get them back on their feet they wouldnt need to spend thousands of dollars on worthless Sting operations that do nothing but waste time and money.

Prostitution has been going on for thousands of years, its not going to change until you change the reason why they have to do it in the first place.

They close down homeless centers and cut funds that would help, but then spend money on Stings.

Posted by: remission1 | August 30, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

"Five of the men also were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement because they are thought to be in the country illegally."

Illegal immigrants detained?! Quick, somebody call Casa de Maryland and Mexicans Without Borders and US AG Holder! This has to be a Republican plot to evict illegal immigrants!

Posted by: Jimof1913 | August 30, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

10bestfan:

I couldn't agree with you more. Let's see who is taking advantage of runaways and young women with low self worth.

Posted by: brandip_77 | August 30, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

10bestfan:
I couldn't agree with you more. Let's see who is taking advantage of runaways and young women with low self worth.
Posted by: brandip_77
***************
careful now, it might be your dad, or your husband, or doctor, or son. Heavens no you say? its none of MY close friends or family! it...its...one of those OTHER people!
Other than those under the legal age of consent its none of your f'n business.

Posted by: overed | August 30, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse


wow this is what my tax $ is being used for and people are killing and much more. I hope they don't think this is news,they have homeless people on that street,we talk about theft,killings so why not put that $ into that

Posted by: hang528 | August 30, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I hope spouse's and significant others are warned. I can hear it now...honey I have no idea how "you" caught aids / herpes / hepatitis, etc. We've both been faithful for years.

Posted by: CMIX | August 30, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

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