23 Men Arrested in Prostitution Bust

Officers went undercover at hotels in the area.

By Rachel Hatzipanagos

Fairfax County Police arrested more than 20 men in a prostitution bust last week, authorities announced Wednesday. 

Twenty-three men at hotels in Tysons Corner, Springfield, Falls Church and Herndon were arrested on Aug. 15, according to police.

Police went undercover throughout Fairfax County after communicating online. Officers met men at four different hotels, police said.

In total, 23 men were charged. One of the men was also charged with possession of cocaine.

Authorities were tipped off by complaints from area residents, police said.

Anyone with information about this or similar incidents is asked to call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), online at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or by texting "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637. You can also call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


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Wildermann August 22, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Legalize it, tax it and require routine health inspections just like Europe. End of problem. Police have more important things to focus on. White collar and cyber crime are areas in need of greater police training and enforcement. Would't it be interesting to have police actively focused on say a war on graft and corruption in government by investigating elected lawmakers and public officials. Spending time on victim less crimes is a waste of taxpayer dollars.
joe brewer August 22, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Sorry, but the crime is on the books and you don't choose which laws to enforce like our national immigration policy. How much are the fines each john has to pay? I bet it covers the cost and then some just like some automobile tickets as a form of revenue enhancement. Does pot come to mind? Still a crime isn't it?
Wildermann August 22, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Are you suggesting that archaic laws shouldn't be decriminalized? Apparently some states think otherwise. Prostitution is legal and regulated in Nevada. two states have now decriminalized possession of marijuana for personal use. Instead of making prostitution a criminal issue and collecting revenue through fines, just legalize it and collect revenue through taxes. You are right, we don't get to choose which laws on the books are enforced, but we do have a right to ask for legislation to eliminate old laws based on moral principles from ancient times that make little or no sense in the world we live in today. As a nation or a state evolves, so should its laws. Think what it would be like if we lived under the same laws when the country was founded. Look at the mess they have in many of the Muslim countries trying to live under the old laws of the Koran. European wars on religion were over old laws based on the Bible. There is very little or no context for all of these morality based laws of the past in the world as we know it today.
joe brewer August 22, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Prostitution is legal in certain counties in Nevada look at the busts in Reno for example for you guessed it, prostitution. The idiot claimed us to be ignorant because the police are enforcing the law. Legislate away but until you get the law changed be careful who you proposition. I choose not to look at backward cultures for my justifications. Sorry but the Koran to me is a portable toilet paper holder.
T Ailshire August 22, 2013 at 08:35 PM
Over twenty men arrested -- and the police got 20 new leads! Now they know who to call. Sorry, but spending officers' time LURING people to committing crimes so you can arrest them is ludicrous and a huge waste of our tax money.


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