HOWARD CO., Md. (WJZ) — Six men have been arrested on prostitution charges following an undercover police operation.

The Howard County Police Department arrested six men at a hotel in the 8100 block of Washington Boulevard in Jessup.

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Detectives placed fake ads on websites they knew were used for prostitution.

Men who called the number in the ad spoke with an undercover female officer who gave a meeting location after the caller’s request.

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When the men arrived and offered money for sex acts, they were arrested and charged with solicitation of prostitution and disorderly conduct.

The following men were arrested:

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  • Kenneth Ballard, 53 of Princess Anne
  • Alexander Collins, 30, of Crofton
  • Nigel Khkan, 33, of Beltsville
  • Thong Nhan, 35, of Ellicott City
  • Pierre Raymon, 27, of Beltsville
  • Daoning Zhang, 44, of Colombia

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