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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/ 9/2010

15 arrested in HoCo prostitution sting

By Washington Post editors

Howard County police said Monday that they arrested 15 men accused of soliciting prostitutes in the department's sixth "reverse" prostitution sting of the year, the Baltimore Sun reports.

On Friday, 15 female officers worked in plainclothes in Laurel along the U.S. 1 corridor, waiting to be approached. Men who offered the officers money for sex were arrested, police said.

The men were charged with solicitation of a prostitute, which is punishable on conviction by as much as a year in jail, a fine of $500 or both.

By Washington Post editors  | November 9, 2010; 10:43 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Comments

how about showing the names and photos of those arrested?

Posted by: MarilynManson | November 9, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Laurel's in Howard County?...

Posted by: Polo138 | November 9, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Laurel is in counties: Prince Georges, Howard, and Anne Arundel county.

Posted by: ClevenderInDC | November 9, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Laurel is in counties: Prince Georges, Howard, and Anne Arundel county.

Posted by: ClevenderInDC | November 9, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Gee, they need revenue in Howard badly.

Posted by: stopthemadness | November 9, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Gee, they need revenue in Howard badly.

Posted by: stopthemadness | November 9, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

The City of Laurel is entirely within Prince George's County. Laurel mailing addresses are also in Howard, Montgomery and Ann Arundel counties. This seems to be a never ending cause for confusion.

Posted by: vmax02rider | November 9, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

even though i know the cops get away with this, it still seems like entrapment to me. i'm sure the cops are playing by the book, but to me it seems wrong. besides, people should be able to do whatever they want with their bodies, so long as it doesn't infringe on the rights of others; therefore, drugs and prostitution should be legal.

Posted by: slickwil2000 | November 9, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

How is it they can shut down the call girl ads on CraigsList but they can't shut down WikiLeaks?

Posted by: blasmaic | November 9, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

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