The four men were just 70 of the contacts received by investigators who used various sex advertisements to entice prostitution customers to meet at an unidentified Tigard hotel.
Business owners frequently contact police to express frustration about possible prostitution activity at their establishments, Tigard police spokesman Jim Wolf said in a statement. In the past, Tigard investigators have conducted probes into such advertising, which resulted in numerous arrests.
A similar sting conducted last winter resulted in 40 contacts, Wolf said. Detectives could have arrested each of those individuals, he continued, but they instead chose to give the prospective customers a verbal warning, along with a promise they would be arrested if ever again caught in a prostitution situation.
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Posted Wed, Mar 28, at pm PT. The following individuals were arrested are charged with commercial sexual solicitation: Richard Imel booking photo, via Washington County Sheriff's Office Richard Lee Imel, 45, of Milwaukie. Find out what's happening in Lake Oswego with free, real-time updates from Patch.
Let's go! The sting took place throughout the day March Images via Washington County Sheriff's Office.
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