RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Seven suspects were arrested last week during an undercover prostitution sting, the Riverside Police Department announced Tuesday.

The operation, which took place over an eight-hour period on Friday, targeted the areas of University Avenue and Fairmount Boulevard, as well as Magnolia Avenue and Park Sierra Drive.

The locations were chosen after business owners and citizens in the area reported females loitering for prostitution, according to the department.

“During the operation, female officers worked in an undercover capacity and were solicited for prostitution,” the department said in a press release.

An eighth suspect was for interfering and obstructing officers.

Adults arrested on suspicion of solicitation for prostitution could face a $600 fine and up to 36 months of probation, or jail time. They must also enroll in an AIDS education program.

The department was assisted by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control during the sting.

Comments (2)
  1. County makes lot of money with its outdated law 647b. It is time to modify. The India law is better. Girls take money directly from the clients legally. Only Pimps/Hotels/Traffickers etc can be arrested. Law enforcement need to do lot more work than just putting an advt. and arrest people. Sex is like any hunger. You cannot stop!

    If two people want to exchange willingly why the govt is coming in between? They can tax it and make some protection. These old conservative christians need to learn from Europe and other liberal societies.

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