LAKE WORTH, FL--Twenty-two people were arrested during a prostitution sting called "Operation Cheap Trick," according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
The sting was a response to numerous complaints from the community about prostitution activity in Lake Worth, according to Teri Barbera, PBSO spokesperson. "This operation is designed to deter individuals from patronizing local prostitutes conducting activities in District 14 and Palm Beach County."
Undercover deputies arrested four prostitutes. Three of the four prostitutes were charged with Felony Prostitution due to their prior prostitution convictions, according to PBSO.
Customers were also targeted in the sting. Eighteen men were arrested on prostitution charges after they solicited undercover deputies posing as street-level prostitutes and were booked in the Palm Beach County Jail, according to PBSO.
The following individuals were arrested by Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies. Their charges are listed:
1. Misty Perkins-Offer to Commit Prostitution-Felony
2. Marilyn Keating-Offer to Commit Prostitution-Felony
3. Tammi Moreno-Offer to Commit Prostitution-Felony
4. Patricia Hall-Offer to Commit Prostitution
5. Brent Patterson-Solicit Prostitution
6. Orville Spencer-Solicit Prostitution
7. John Hyland-Solicit Prostitution
8. Kenneth Jackson-Solicit Prostitution
9. Refugio Hernandez-Solicit Prostitution
10. Ariel Leon-Solicit Prostitution
11. Gustavo Ingaramo-Solicit Prostitution
12. Carlos Santo-Solicit Prostitution
13. Yoel Puig-Solicit Prostitution
14. Francisco Serrano-Solicit Prostitution
15. Christopher Kenol-Solicit Prostitution
16. Charles Chariemagne-Solicit Prostitution
17. Victor Martinez-Solicit Prostituion
18. Juan Ruiz-Solicit Prostitution
19. Philippe Sonique-Solicit Prostitution
20. Robeto Juan-Solicit Prostitution
21. Willy Pascual-Solicit Prostitution
22. Joseph Charles-Solicit Prostitution
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