Five men arrested in prostitution sting in Sarasota

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SARASOTA - Police have busted five men in an undercover prostitution sting along North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, including an 88-year-old man.

That area is a known hot spot for prostitution.

Police also seized the cars of all five men arrested and made another arrest on an outstanding warrant for burglary.

Police say they'll continue to target the areas dealing with prostitution.

Charged with Solicitation of Prostitution were:

  • 88-year-old Merle Wilmer
  • 58-year-old Michael Pecora
  • 47-year-old Raymond Estrada
  • 33-year-old Emmanuel Gutierrez
  • 28-year-old Juan Gallegos-Hernandez

31-year-old Robert Stanley was arrested for Burglary Occupied Structure, Dealing in Stolen Property, and Fraud