ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- A police sting by the Rochester Police Department resulted in the arrest of 18 men over two days.
The sting happened Dec. 20 and Dec. 21 after a female undercover officer posted an ad on a web site offering services as an escort.
The men all made arrangements to meet the escort and committed to exchanging money for sexual favors.
Formal charges are pending of a gross misdemeanor for solicitation of a prostitute in a public place.
According to Rochester Police Department's Captain Brian Winters, this is the most significant and concentrated effort to impact this illegal business in the city and surrounding areas. Law enforcement officials are hoping stings like this not only slow the demand but minimize human trafficking in the area.
The men arrested are:Travis William Deetz DOB 02/14/76Rochester12-20-11 1215 hours Kenneth Gerard Herman DOB 06/20/58Rochester12-20-11 1228 hours Jeffrey Michael Coble DOB 02/09/77Rochester12-20-11 1340 hours Spencer Ryan Kuehl DOB 01/17/64Red Wing12-20-11 1543 hours Elijah Masara Anuri DOB: 06/12/76Austin12-20-11 1654 hours Brian Jerome Cwikla DOB: 04/16/67Rochester12-20-11 1710 hours Joseph Paul Schmitz DOB: 08/24/53Dodge Center12-20-11 1835 hours Roger Lee Shones DOB: 01/14/57Millville12-20-11 1858 hours David Alan Liedl DOB: 07/24/67 Eyota12-20-11 1902 hours Tien NMN Dahn DOB: 01/13/71Rochester12-21-11 1034 hours Michael Anthony-Ray Brown DOB: 08/08/84Unknown12-21-11 1325 hours Peter Harold Kelly DOB: 03/04/71 Victoria12-21-11 1455 hours Brian Michael Streiff DOB: 02/18/78 Mazeppa12-21-11 1621 hours Douglas Michael Trebtowske DOB: 02/07/53Rochester12-21-11 1655 hours Collin James Pearson DOB: 10/25/87Rochester12-21-11 1714 hours Kenneth Eugene Bethke DOB: 12/24/69Stewartville12-21-11 1725 hours Joshua Jerold Malecha DOB: 04/07/76 Kasson12-21-11 1755 hours Leon James Holst DOB: 04/01/54Dexter12-21-11 1838 hours
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