Lancaster prostitution sting nets 11 arrests

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LANCASTER – An anti-prostitution operation at a Lancaster motel Wednesday resulted in 11 arrests – nine for solicitation, one for prostitution and one for pimping. The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:

Deputies assigned to Lancaster Station’s Targeted Oriented Policing (TOP) and Community Oriented Response Enforcement (CORE) teams, along with detectives from the Sheriff’s Departments Major Crimes Bureau, conducted an anti-prostitution operation Wednesday night (June 20, 2012).

The operation, which took place at a local motel on Sierra Highway, was part of Lancaster Station’s effort to reduce overall crime in that area.

The operation resulted in the arrest of ten males and one female.

Nine of the males were arrested for soliciting a prostitute, one was arrested for “pimping” and the female was arrested for prostitution.

All of the suspects were booked at Lancaster Station and are facing a minimum fine of $1,000 or up to two years in state prison.

  44 comments for “Lancaster prostitution sting nets 11 arrests

  1. ed
    June 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    These comments on prostitution are interesting. I would venture to say that every comment, argument, suggestion has been previously put forth in abunda nce. The topic of sex brings out ones emotions. Is sex only for procreation? Was the desire created, or evolved? Can the government regulate desire? Is it Constitutional? These and many more questions have been asked for centuries. We will not answer those questions here.

  2. Topflight417
    June 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Who the [removed] wants to [removed] a prostitute in the AV to begin with… Lol that is nasty. Good luck. All the women in the av are gross the are on meth or welfare one or the other. Only a few are decent looking but damn the majority takes over what a shame.

    • Agenda21MustEnd
      June 27, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      I imagine it is all some fine looking men who are customers, right?

  3. June 25, 2012 at 4:50 am

    If you don’t approve of prostitution (buying or selling) then dont do it. but dont tell others what they can do with their bodies and dont force them into uneeded risk by having to do what they are gonna do anyways all sneaky and putting people in situations where they are at risk of being the victim of a real crime. (rape, robbery, violent crimes, kidnap, assaults, batteries, murders and increased risk of STDs everything from the crabs and the clap to AIDS and unwanted pregnancies. You cant stop prostitution so at least make sure that people are not put at risk of becoming truly victimized. and look at it this way, what is prostitution but a tit for a tat? and what is marriage? a tit for a tat only with the same person for a real long time. If you dont like it dont do it but if it aint your body it aint your concern

    • Layla
      June 28, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      My community, and my family and it’s “Decent” citizens are important to me. I don’t need prostitutes and pervert johns setting a bad example for our young children and visitors. Have you ever heard of “predisposition”? Society can inflict a predisposition to a behavior on young immature minds. Society predisposition. Meaning, our youth being exposed to our(and any) community behavior that they can interpret as being a “norm”, accepted, behavior. Another reason why stereotyping is such an issue. A learned behavior. Children deprived of attention often act out falling into this behavior, because negative attention is better than none.

  4. Stinger
    June 22, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I’m glad that they finally got around to trying to clear up the prostitution problem going on at Sierra and J-2. Thanks, LASD!

  5. Javier Gomez
    June 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Do they still print the names of those arrested in the newspaper?

    We know they will be available here.

    • scoobylover
      June 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      can’t wait…

  6. ryenisha jackson
    June 22, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Hey lets stop talking about the wonderful citizens of this city they are out here working hard to get that welfare, section 8 they work hard to sell there bodys for crack weed tweek I mean give them a break jeez

  7. AV Town Crier
    June 22, 2012 at 10:42 am

    They should do like Nevada does, legalize it in certain areas (like industrial zoned, so that it’s away from churches, homes and schools) then tax it and mandate blood tests, etc. It works out just fine in Nevada, and it could work here. Plus, it might cut down on rapes (certainly not eliminate it, but it could save a few women and girls.)

    • Agenda21MustEnd
      June 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      It is a good theory except most rapist aren’t going to get from a prostitute the power the get from rape, some rapist have wives\girlfriends, at home but rape is not about sex, it’s power.

      • AV Town Crier
        June 28, 2012 at 8:20 am

        I agree with you on that. I know that it won’t eliminate rape. But like I said, it might on a few cases (where the rape is for sex)(I know, it’s a very small percentage. But if we save one or two women/girls from rape a year. Then it’s still worth it.)

  8. sacryinshame
    June 21, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    If the “John” was driving a car, it should be seized and not given back. Same with the pimps. Their pictures should be made public upon conviction, similar to Megan’s Law for sex offenders. If they don’t have a “ride” they can’t be driving their whores around to hook up with their dates.

    • Layla
      June 22, 2012 at 12:05 am

      I agree with you. What is wrong with people? I just can’t understand it.

    • Agenda21MustEnd
      June 22, 2012 at 12:09 am

      I think you are pushing it a bit far, this really isn’t a crime that has a victim even, now if they were buying sex from a sex slave ring, maybe.
      Buying s prostitute is legal in some places and prostitution is one of the oldest known professions. The only way property should ever be eligible for seizure is if the profits from illegal activities were used to pay for the property. Our Gov get’s enough revenue from us.

      • Layla
        June 22, 2012 at 1:24 am

        Selling your body is disgusting and immoral on both sides, and what about taxes. Do prostitutes pay taxes…I don’t think so. Isn’t tax evasion a breaking the law?, last time I checked it was. And last I checked, john’s do kill protitutes, so there
        can be victims. And here in California prostitution is illegal = an illegal activity for profit buying property and not paying

        • William
          June 22, 2012 at 3:20 am

          Doesn’t it strike you as being ridiculous that 2 strangers meeting in a bar can go and have all the sex they want legally? But, if money is exchanged it’s illegal.

          So, it’s not the activity. It’s the money. How weird. Pornography is legal, so people are paid to have sex in front of the camera. Isn’t that prostitution – sex for money?

          You need to give the subject more thought and let go of your emotional reaction to it.

          Quite simply, the laws are absurd. Would it be OK with you if taxes were collected? If so, what about the ‘disgusting aspect’.

          You know what’s disgusting is a low paid nursing assistant emptying bed pans in a nursing home for minimum wage. How do you feel about that? Would you do it?

          • J. Ripper
            June 22, 2012 at 5:56 am

            That’s why I make sure all my prostitutes understand they will be filmed and we will be producing a porno, not engaging in an act of prostitution. Helps keep it on the level.

          • William
            June 22, 2012 at 6:39 am

            The laws are crazy on this one.

          • Layla
            June 22, 2012 at 4:26 pm

            I also don’t meet up with a stranger at a bar and have all the sex I want. I’m not into high risk behavior that could ultimately lead to disease, violence and death.
            And no, I don’t find it funny at all… And I just
            stated my opinion that I feel it is gross, it is something I find so repulsive, that I wouldn’t do
            it, So to those who thinks it is no big deal, I assume you don’t care if your daughter, son, friend or any body you care for engages in that world. I’d also rather be a nurse assistant emptying bed pans, CARING for another person. For your information… When you work for a nursing registry, you can make 17.00$ to 25.00$ an hour.

          • William
            June 25, 2012 at 8:34 am

            So, does all sex disgust you? It is a disgusting activity after all. That’s why it’s not allowed in public even by married couples.

          • Layla
            June 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

            William, I believe…when two people who know each other and love each other…sex is beautiful, fulfilling and everything else it is suppose to be. AS for public sex, most moral, mature, educated adults may see it as intimate(adjective not verb) and for moral beliefs, making love be kept at home. Also, public sex is not meant for the eyes of young children.

          • William
            June 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm

            Layla, you’re so self-centered that you think how you feel and your narrow opinion is how everyone should live. That is not beautiful.

            People who barely know each other can have enjoyable, satisfying sex. It’s not the exclusive domain of married people.

            Why is the physical act of intercourse beautiful for people you select but disgusting when others do it? That says a lot about you. It physical contact with in and out motions but you think it’s OK for some but not others.

            Thankfully, you’re not in charge of things in this country. You just mind your business and others will mind theirs. Prostitutes don’t tell you what to do or not do but could probably instruct you on how to do it better.

          • ...
            June 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

            Layla said.. “When you work for a nursing registry, you can make 17.00$ to 25.00$ an hour”.

            And a prostitute can make several hundred per hour. Not sure where you were going with your argument.

            And as William said… two strangers can meet in a bar..

            There are many women who are being “paid” for sex in this world. Paid, in the form of free gifts, financial support, or whatever. So apparently, its already ok to be compensated for sex. Its ok to have a sugardaddy, and its ok for people to hook up for nothing else except booty calls. But its illegal to just simply pay for sex, as the business transaction it really is? Doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense.

          • William
            June 26, 2012 at 12:46 pm

            Exactly. It’s hard to believe that it is constitutional to make prostitution illegal when the activity itself is legal except for the the $$$$s.

            What other things are treated like that? Drug use is illegal and so is selling it but if you simply gave it away,it still would be illegal to possess.

          • Stinger
            June 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

            For once, you and I agree. I find it incredible to believe that the attempts to legislate morality has left us with a silly situation where it is legal to rent out the outside of a woman’s body (i.e.: modelling, etc.), and it is legal to rent a woman’s womb (i.e.: surrogate motherhood contracts), but renting the 6-8 inches in between will put you in prison!

        • Yo Mama
          June 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm

          If “John” killed a prostitute, the prostitute would be a victim of murder, not prostitution. You have to have a victim to have a crime. A dead person at the hands of another is a crime. There’s a victim. That’s also called a “homicide”. If caught, “John” wouldn’t be charged with anything related to prostitution.

          • sacryinshame
            June 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm

            John may not be charged with anything to do with prostitution, but I bet the news would say she was a prostitute when they covered the story.
            So many prostitutes are young girls who are lured into risky behavior thru promises made by pimps. Of course there are many other ways they end up there. Abuse at home, runaways, drugs to name a few.
            A few of the prostitutes here in Lancaster are the cute little suntanned blonds at the gym. Nails done, hair perfect, fake boobs and designer purses. However, very few prostitutes are the girls we see on documentaries, going to college, making the house payment, supporting their children…blah blah.
            Most of them are beat down, wore out slaves forced to work long hours having sex with strangers. The money goes to the pimp and he keeps the girls high on dope. They are not allowed to ever go away from the pimp or whoever the pimp has watching them. Sometimes it’s his own mother who is left incharge while he’s out with his other hookers, making runs between Disneyland and Vegas. (Incase you ever wondered what the dads are doing while the mom and kids are at Disneyland)
            Many of these girls have babies by their pimps. 3 or 4 hookers and their kids, living together with their pimp, (baby daddy).
            Some of the prostitutes are encouraged to make “girlfriend” connections with their regular johns. That allows them to scam the johns. Hard to feel sorry for the johns and that’s why it goes mostly unreported.
            Legalizing prostitution is a “if you can’t beat’em, join’em” mentality. Our laws need to be stiffer for the girls, the “Johns and the pimps. There needs to be a way to make it look less attractive to middle and high school girls. They should be thinking about college after high school.

        • sacryinshame
          June 22, 2012 at 5:25 pm

          Layla, the tax thing is one of the reasons SOME people think it should be legalized. Local taxes, std prevention, no pimp(?) to take the girls money and…..drum roll please…..all the people not getting sex at home could go to the whore store and buy some. It’s illegal and I agree with you, it should stay that way!

          • Layla
            June 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

            Legalize it??, Just another way to embezzle money. Their not going to pay taxes, no pimp my ass!!!. Someone has to be in charge. STD, do kids really listen or care(a a invisible majority)? or for that matter, adults??. And people who think whores or being a john is okay,… Wow, they have formulated a “ROLE” model citizen.

          • William
            June 26, 2012 at 12:09 am

            Most of the problems you associate with prostitution are because it’s illegal and not regulated properly just like Wall Street almost brought the country because it wasn’t regulated properly and probably caused more harm to more people than prostitution. But, it didn’t involve sex which is a hot button for you.

            And, many of the problems you call ‘high risk’ are also involved with non-prostitution relations such as boyfriends and husbands, abusing, passing STDs and even killing their spouses and children. I bet the numbers are greater for those than in cases involving prostitution.

            But, you seem to have a charge on the issue of prostitution and the associated emotional reactions to it which make your comments seem no more rational than a preacher denouncing dancing.

            I guess a bride and groom getting drunk at ther wedding reception and heading for a night of wild sex is ‘beautiful’ because of a license.

          • Layla
            June 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

            …, William, Stinger. Stinger glad someone agrees with me. I agree my emotions ca get to me at times, but I also detect testiness from others. …on where am I going with my argument, I didn’t know I was arguing merely stating my opinion and belief’s such as everyone else. I’d rather work for a nursing registry than sell my body… I like to wake up and feel good about myself and go to bed and feeling good about myself. Sure two people can meet in a bar and I’m sure they do. Maybe it’ll be a good night, maybe it won’t be a safe night, a risk I choose not to take. My mother raised me with positive influences, and I believe
            in God, and this makes sense to me.
            William, why so insulting??? says a lot about you too. You don’t know me, go ahead and post you don’t want to know me. Sorry to you I don’t approve of prostitution, but it is my right. I have posted before that I worked in treatment facilities for drug abuse(among others) and a good majority were prostitutes. I gathered data for research, to determine the outcome of treatment. Does it work, or not? To gather this data, I probed into the lives of prostitutes. What made it most apparent is, a very sad story to hear. My heart went out to them including what it did to them, especially the ones who contracted aids, also to mention the ones that passed it on to their babies, or lost their children to social services, drug addiction, raped, near death beatings, victims of child abuse and the list goes on. 99.9 $ suffered emotional torment and shame to the extent of attempting suicide or thoughts of. This is part of why I am so sensitive to this matter. I apologize for my personal comments, I was commenting outside the box. I prayed for these girls and their family’s, and I grew to care for them. William, …, I loved working in this field and I loved the people in it. But that does not mean I approve of prostitution and I don’t have too.
            If it becomes legal and regulated, I’ll have to accept it. As for sex being a hot button???? How I choose to live sexually is a part of how I was raised and my belief in God, and my experiences in life. Quite frankly you’re comment on bride groom……is disappointing, at times you have posted with intelligence. Also prostitution strikes a chord for you too,

          • Stinger
            June 26, 2012 at 6:51 am

            Layla, your emotional reaction is preventing you from considering the problem logically.

            Prostitution can be regulated to good measure, reducing criminal elements in the industry and making the endeavor relatively safe. This has been proven over and over again.

        • June 25, 2012 at 4:40 am

          Well if you feel prostitution is disgusting, I would suggest you not do it. As for tax evasion, if prostitution was legalized they would pay taxes as well as have health check ups so as to prevent the spread of disease. Also places where it is legal, there are less drug addict hookers and the girls (or guys) tend to take better care of themselves. As for johns killing prostitutes, sorry but psychos do that. Johns generally just want sex. This is another thing that would be reduced if it were legalized. and what i dont understand is i could go out to a club and take 6 guys home and have sex with them all and legally its all good, but if they give me $100. to help pay my bills then it’s a problem. WTF?

          • Layla
            June 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

            Do you really think their are going to get a paycheck?? Are they going to go to H&R block or liberty tax to do their taxes. Are they going to go to the doctors to get check ups. Who’s going to regulate all this. Are they going to be assigned a social worker or some thing. I see it as too complicated. I’m am a compassionate person, I feel sorry for these girls and guys that they have to resort to this dangerous, high risk behavior. Remember what we were taught in school? When we sleep with someone we sleep with whom ever they sleep with and they sleep with and they sleep with, so on and so on. I said the word disgusting, because When I think of my self or my daughters engaging in this activity I feel disgust. Using the word whore, I did not give it this name. It is what it is and I do not mean to offend anyone. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion

          • J. Ripper
            June 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm

            I would expect them to be licensed service providers and pay taxes just as much as any other home-based or mobile business. Just like the mobile notary, dog groomer, or car wash entrepreneur. Why do you expect them or any other self-employed, home-based/mobile businessperson to pay taxes? Point is, legalization of a commodity involving the exchange of money for services, in our society, comes with governmental regulation.

          • Layla
            June 25, 2012 at 11:48 pm

            Ripper, I see what your saying. Prostitution being a high risk behavior I’m quite sure would be heavily regulated and I am sure a drug test would be included. Therefore most prostitutes would fail. And how about those Johns are they going to be tested for STD’S, or for that matter drugs. Are you talking about some Country Club to pay and receive sexual services. And what % do the “clean” prostitutes actually get to take home. Will it be worth it for them? Being on drugs and prostitution goes hand in hand.
            I worked with every kind of residential treatment facility out there including prostitution and at drug users. Both fall under “High Risk Behavior category. Girls I talked to said drug addiction lead to prostitution or to tolerate being a prostitution they had to do drugs. I’m sure there are a few exceptions, but in all my years working in these facilities I have not come across one clean prostitute. I was involved in gathering the research of these programs.

      • rome
        June 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

        Thank You!

  9. Stinger
    June 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    This stuff sooo needs to be decriminalized and regulated to get the criminals out of the loop.

  10. david G
    June 21, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    not true ab 109 cancels that state sentence out lol !

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