JESSUP, Md. (WJZ) — Eight men have been arrested in connection with prostitution in Howard County, police said Wednesday.

In a news release, the Howard County Police Department said all eight would-be johns were arrested at a hotel in Jessup on Tuesday after responding to fake online ads. They were arrested after reportedly meeting at the hotel and offering money for sex.

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The men range in age from 19 to 49 and none live in Howard County. They include:

  • Jose Luis Pons, 39, of Severn
  • Emanuel Nicholas Karas, 49, of Arnold
  • Frank Joachim Tarimo, 31, of Baltimore
  • Sandeep Maharjan, 29, of Silver Spring
  • Edwin P. Udoh, 46, of Catonsville
  • Kyle Brian Nkafu-Ashu, 19, of Cockeysville
  • Nelson Navas-Gomez, 37, of Brooklyn Park
  • Benjamin D. Williams, 31, of Owings Mills
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The arrests were part of an undercover operation, police said. All eight face solicitation of prostitution and disorderly conduct charges.

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Mugshots were not immediately available.

CBS Baltimore Staff