The men cited during this operation are identified by the Reno Police Department as:
Irving Swatzburg 70 year old Reno resident
Josue Gomez 40 year old Sparks resident
Dorian Laviene 39 year old Reno resident
Victor Camarena-Martinez 52 year old Sparks resident
Jeffrey Neilson 55 year old Reno resident
Danny Smith 19 year old Reno resident
Reza Abolghasemi 67 year old Reno resident
Francisco Murillo-Rivera 40 year old Reno resident
Shantanu Kar 50 year old Fernley resident
Rigoberto Martinez-Rivera 24 year old Sparks resident
RENO, NV - There was an undercover prostitution sting in downtown Reno Tuesday night.
Two undercover female officers, posing as prostitutes, walked the streets of downtown to target customers. The operation lasted about five and a half hours. During that time, ten men approached the officers for sex in exchange for money.
All ten men received citations for soliciting prostitution.
According to the Reno Police Department, the Regional Street Enforcement Team will continue to conduct these operations in areas known for prostitution.
Police say some researchers believe the average age of a female introduced into prostitution is between twelve and fourteen years.
The Regional Street Enforcement team says the fight against prostitution begins with aggressive action against exploitation and trafficking.