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.