9 arrested in undercover prostitution operation

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BRADENTON, FL. – Bradenton Police have arrested 9 people after conducting an undercover prostitution operation.

The operation was conducted by the City of Bradenton Police Department’s Casual Clothes and Narcotics Unit.

It targeted individuals attempting to procure the services of an individual for the purpose of prostitution, or for any other lewd act.

48-year-old Carlos Riviera-Martinez, 22-year-old David Benitez, 54-year-old Alvaro Aguilera-Reyes, 43-yearold Jay C. Ammond, 31-year-old Luis Balderas, 30-year-old Nolan Woods, 41-year-old Richard Williams, 50-year-old Serioli Tamayo and 32-year-old Jorge Hernandez were all charged with Solicitation of Prostitution.

Additionally, a total of 5 motor vehicles were seized under Bradenton City Ordinance 2949.

Bradenton Police say they will continue its city-wide enforcement effort to prevent and stop the illegal acts of prostitution.