Claremont Police Arrest 12 Men in Prostitution Sting

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CLAREMONT (CNS) - Claremont police recently arrested a dozen men for allegedly soliciting prostitution from undercover officers posing as prostitutes, authorities said today.

The enforcement operation was conducted Wednesday near Indian Hill Boulevard and the San Bernardino (10) Freeway, according to the Claremont Police Department. Officers had received complaints from residents, business owners and passersby regarding prostitution activities in the area, police said.

``During the operation, four undercover officers posed as prostitutes and solicited subjects -- `Johns' -- who sought to engage in commercial sexual acts,'' police said in a statement. ``After the undercover officers were solicited for sex acts, the `John' was arrested by additional undercover officers in the area.''  The suspects, ranging in age from 21 to 52, were released on citations, pending court appearances in Pomona, police said.

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