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Police Arrest 10 Men in Sonoma County Prostitution Sting

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Ten males were arrested for soliciting to engage in an act of prostitution and booked in the county jail in Sonoma County last week. The arrests were a result of a targeted operation in Sonoma County on Feb. 1.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and Santa Rosa Police Department Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Units headed the operation. The Petaluma Police Department, Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office and Homeland Security officers assisted. 
The following males were arrested: 
  • Carmine Marroquin – 26 years old (Also charged for attempting to engage in a sexual act with a minor.)
  • Javier Oseguera – 41 years old
  • Jesse Lindsey – 34 years old
  • Bernado Ramirez-Sanchez – 41 years old
  • Donato Rojas – 26 years old
  • Isaac Hastings – 41 years old
  • Miguel Merino – 37 years old
  • Douglas Puetz – 62 years old
  • Kareem Moore – 27 years old
  • Christopher Crofts – 32 years old. 
Tom Taylor February 09, 2014 at 11:22 AM
What a waste of money and man power. If law enforcement believes that conducting these type of sting operations will reduce prostitution in our county they are very naive. Just legalize prostitution and be done with it. More officers on patrol, less hiding behind hotel room doors waiting to pounce.
Jean Barclay February 09, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Apparantley you have not researched the lives of prostitutes both male and female. The majority of thes victims are drug addicts, minors, abuse victims, controled by pimps and even kidnapped children. Yes, let's legalize it so it's a regulated business. I really don't think many men or women want to make a living giving oral to some creepy guy, do you???

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