FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — Fairfield police arrested dozens of people over the holiday weekend on suspicion of engaging in prostitution.

The operation, carried out over the weekend leading up to New Year’s Day, targeted both prostitutes and prospective clients, police said.

Officers contacted the suspected prostitutes and johns through known prostitution advertising websites.

They netted 36 arrests for a host of alleged crimes including solicitation of prostitution, weapons possession, pimping, loitering or assisting in prostitution, furnishing controlled substances and parole and probation violations.

Police pointed out that prostitution is often linked to other types of crime, such as violent robberies, assaults and drug sales.

Anyone with information about prostitution in Fairfield was encouraged to call police at (707) 428-7600 or at (707) 428-7345. Callers may remain anonymous.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)




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