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30 people arrested in prostitution sting in Pomona

October 16, 2009 | 10:31 am

Dozens of prostitutes and their customers have been arrested in a “john sting” in Pomona, a police spokesman said today.

Undercover officers from the Pomona Police Department's vice squad posed as streetwalkers and potential clients Thursday night on Holt Avenue, a major thoroughfare in the city that has drawn complaints for being a meeting place for people looking to trade sex for money, said Lt. Alex Rilloraza of the Pomona Police Department.

The 30 men and women were taken into custody between 6 p.m. and midnight, he said. The women were arrested for prostitution and taken to the city jail. The men were arrested for soliciting, issued citations and released, unless they had other charges pending, Rilloraza said.

-- Seema Mehta

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