ELKRIDGE, MD. (WJZ) — Detectives in Howard County arrested three men in a prostitution operation.

Police conducted an undercover operation Tuesday and caught the would-be johns for soliciting prostitution at a hotel in the 6700 block of Dorsey Road in Elkridge.

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Detectives placed fake ads on websites known to be used for prostitution. The men who called the number in the ad spoke with an undercover officer who gave them a meeting location upon 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.

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The men were identified as (listed in order of appearance):

  • Santos Guerrero, 51, of Easton
  • Ricardo Mendez, 31, of Baltimore
  • Dameon Watkins, 43, of Randallstown