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Police Charge Seven with Soliciting Prostitution in Sting

Officers charged seven men with soliciting prostitution in Linthicum after contacting the men online.

Anne Arundel County police charged seven men from around Maryland with soliciting prostitution after an online sting last week.

After posing online as escorts, undercover police made contact with seven men on March 5 in the Linthicum hotel district, and arrested them after they solicited sexual services in exchange for money. Police charged the following men with solicitation offenses:

Jahmel George O’Riley, 25, of Gwynn Oak

  • One count of prostitution general
  • One count of marijuana possession
  • One count of possessing drug paraphernalia

Randal Arden Capshaw, 47, of Centerville

  • One count of prostitution general
  • One count of resisting arrest

Garry Whitaker, 52, of Baltimore

  • One count of prostitution general

Shaunak Dineshchandra Shah, 38, of Laurel

  • One count of prostitution general

Eugene Robert Rice, 30, of Baltimore

  • One count of prostitution general

Rodrigo Peredo Alvaro, 43, of Burke, VA

  • One count of prostitution general

Yonas Tesfaye, 51, of Ellicott City

  • One count of prostitution general

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Thomas March 12, 2013 at 12:54 AM
Seven male hookers !!! Whats the circus in town.
bystander March 19, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Thomas, it looks like in an attempt to compress the story the editor came across as implying that the 7 men were offering the services, but upon a second and third reading it's more clear that he was reporting that they were arrested as 'johns' looking to buy sex from the police, who posed as prostitutes. There is a consequence to condensing sentences.
bystander March 19, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Internet solicitation seems be a rather victimless crime as long as everyone is freely consenting and not bothering the general pubic. I think it doesn't count as "soliciting" if the prostitute is simply waiting at the phone waiting for her customers to ring,just like a hair salon does. It's not like they are approaching cars on the street corner. I think this new style solicitation should be re-examined in the legislation.

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