SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Eight men were arrested Thursday after law enforcement agencies held a prostitution sting operation at a Santa Rosa hotel.
Santa Rosa police, Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies and the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office, all three of which are members of the Sonoma County Human Trafficking Task Force, cooperated in the operation, police said.READ MORE: Mariposa Sheriff To Announce What Killed Family On Hike In Sierra National Forest
On Thursday evening, detectives lured the men to a hotel by posing as prostitutes in online ads, and in one case as a teenage girl under 18.
All eight men who arrived at the hotel were arrested and booked into Sonoma County Jail before being released on bail, police said.READ MORE: UPDATE: Judge Denies Bail for Los Gatos Mom Accused of Hosting Drunken Teen Sex Parties
Roberto Emmanuel Rodriguez, 25 of Petaluma, Jerry Ward, 35 of Santa Rosa, Ramiro Arriago-Romero, 32 of Rohnert Park, and Manuel Ramirez, 48 of Healdsburg were arrested on suspicion of solicitation of a minor for lewd purposes.
Rodriguez, Ward and Arriago-Romero were released on $10,000 bail. Ramirez was arrested on additional suspicion of contacting a minor to commit a felony, and was released on $50,000 bail.
Santa Rosa residents Gabriel Ruiz-Calderon, 26, Ramon Celedon, 40 and Dung Cao, 52, along with Windsor resident Rafael Mateos-Sandoval, 32 were arrested on suspicion of solicitation of prostitution. All four were released on $1,000 bail.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Leaders Celebrate Completing 1st Phase Of Geary Boulevard Safety Upgrades
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