PRESCOTT - Four men were arrested Monday, June 1, and charged with prostitution and related misdemeanors after a multi-agency sting operation that targeted buyers of underage and adult prostitutes, a sheriff's spokesman said.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, along with Prescott Police, Prescott Valley Police, Cottonwood Police, Department of Homeland Security, and Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) conducted the sting, YCSO spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said.
"After the suspects initiated contact in response to a notice from an Internet publication, they made arrangements to meet the 'girls' in a specified Yavapai County motel room," D'Evelyn said. "Over the course of the day, the team of combined law enforcement officers apprehended those men who, despite knowing that the girls were legally considered children or in their late teens, were willing to exploit them anyway through paid sex acts."
Alex Arizmendi, 18, from Paulden, charged with child prostitution and prostitution. He remains in custody on a $5,000 bond.
Isidrio Espino-Fierros, 40, from Las Vegas, charged with enticing a person for prostitution, a misdemeanor. He was released on a $4,000 bond.
Jeffrey Sunderlin, 47, from Surprise, charged with enticing a person for prostitution. He was released on a $2,000 bond.
Sean Davis, 42, from Tucson, charged with enticing a person for prostitution. He was released on a $2,000 bond.
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