Eight Arrests Made in Prostitution Sting
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A two-day investigation by McCracken County Sheriff's deputies have resulted in the arrests of eight men on solicitation charges.
Operation "Losing Proposition" began on Wednesday, Sept. 26, when a female detective posted an ad on a website. Investigators say phone calls were immediately received from men allegedly looking to pay for sex.
The female detective made arrangements with a number of men, agreeing to meet at a Paducah hotel and receive money in exchange for sex acts.
The men involved were taken into custody, each charged with soliciting prostitution.
The operation is part of a broader initiative to reduce drug and sex crimes, which Sheriff Jon Hayden has indicated is a priority of his department, particularly as it often affects teen females.
The McCracken County Sheriff's department conducted a similar investigation in July of this year that resulted in fifteen prostitution-related arrests.
Those taken into custody on Friday include:
43-year-Rusty Davis of Marble Hill, Mo.
57-year-old Michael Keller of Paducah.
27-year-old John Myrick of Paducah.
28-year-old Jeremy Cornwell of Paducah.
45-year-old Michael Low of Benton, Ky.
39-year-old Alfredo Olmedo of Paducah.
62-year-old Harry Spencer of Paducah.
36-year-old Brandon Bartley of Louisville (no picture available.)