Prostitution Sting in Temecula Targeted 'Johns,' Police Say

The operation concentrated on men who solicit women for prostitution related activities, according to Temecula police.

Sheriff's booking photos released on May 24, 2014.
Sheriff's booking photos released on May 24, 2014.

Five men, including one British national, have been arrested during a prostitution sting in Temecula, a sergeant said Saturday.

Sheriff's deputies began their "Johns" sting Thursday at a location on Moraga Road. The men allegedly set up dates with undercover decoys via social media web sites and met with them at an undisclosed place, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Chris Gaskins said.

"Typically, the 'Johns' are individuals from other areas that choose locations within our city to meet and engage in their illegal activity," Gaskins said.  "We continue to monitor social media sites and our efforts to stop this activity in Temecula will continue."

All of the suspects— most of whom were indeed from another city— were arrested and booked for suspicion of soliciting prostitutes. They all posted $2,500 bail and have been released, records showed.

Arrested were Avineet Singh, 25, of Wildomar, Herbert Slocum, 52, of Valley Center in San Diego County, James Joseph Skinner, 36, of Temecula, Kieran Latinus Popo, 36, of the United Kingdom, and Ignacio Ramirez, 37, of Nuevo.

— City News Service contributed to this report.

Charita Tate May 28, 2014 at 10:04 AM
SA as far as concern for std's and hygiene those are perfectly valid points however, sloppy sloppy seconds and thirds? Are you only having sex with the first person you ever had sex with? Use your brain before you go thumb thugging online no one knows the details as to why these men chose to obtain sex the way they did and its also not our place to judge
Phillip Evans June 02, 2014 at 05:24 PM
They should have brought their cameras with them. Pornography is legal for some screwed up reason. Oh yeah, "We;re from the government. We're here to help."
Steve M June 03, 2014 at 04:40 PM
“Sex is one of the most wholesome, beautiful and natural experiences that money can buy” — Steve Martin


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