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16 Men Arrested In Castaic Prostitution Sting

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CASTAIC (CBS) — Authorities arrested 16 men in a prostitution sting in Castaic, sheriff’s officials announced Friday.

The sting was held Thursday near Castaic Road, according to officials at the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station.

The operation was in response to resident complaints of prostitution-related activities in the area observed throughout the day and into the evening and night hours, officials said.

One of the 16 men arrested on suspicion of solicitation of prostitution and loitering with the intent to commit prostitution, was also booked for felony possession of a controlled substance, officials said. One had a misdemeanor narcotics warrant, one was wanted by Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement regarding prior deportation and another was wanted on a probation violation.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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