TWENTYNINE PALMS — Four San Bernardino County men, age 21 to 48, were arrested for solicitation for prostitution following a sting operation here Friday, Nov. 30.
The sting operation was held at about noon at a motel in the 72000 block of Twentynine Palms Highway.
It was conducted by the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force and detectives from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station.
The operation is part of an ongoing effort through heavy presence and enforcement, to suppress prostitution throughout the desert communities of San Bernardino County, by targeting purchasers, also known as Johns.
Undercover officers deployed at a local motel to pose as prostitutes through on-line advertisements. Officers were contacted and solicited for acts of prostitution by several male suspects. Upon their arrival at the location, the suspects were taken into custody.
After being interviewed and processed, all four suspects were transported and booked at the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station for Solicitation for Prostitution.
The San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force is made up of investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, San Bernardino Police Department, Ontario Police Department, San Bernardino Unified School District Police, California State Parole, Office of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.