Originally Published: July 14, 2018 6 a.m.
Three men have been arrested following an eight-hour prostitution sting operation conducted by the Prescott Valley Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) on Thursday, July 12.
The operation entailed using police-generated online advertisements to attract potential johns — clients of prostitutes — to meet at a designated location in Yavapai County with the intention of paying for sex acts, said PVPD spokesperson Jason Kaufman.
Undercover officers then communicated to those who responded to the online advertisements using phones and email, he said.
“Each potential john was arrested at different times based upon appointment,” Kaufman said.
The branch of the AZDPS coordinating the effort was Yavapai County’s Gang & Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission (GIITEM).
The three men arrested were James Vogler, 49, of Prescott; Larry Wilson, 67, of Prescott Valley; and Favio Rodriguez, 32, a transient of Yavapai County.
All three were all transported and booked into the Yavapai County jail in Prescott, facing the charge of solicitation of prostitution (a misdemeanor).