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Eight men busted in undercover prostitution sting at Jessup hotel

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 16:16:31-04

JESSUP, Md. — Howard County Police busted eight men during an undercover prostitution sting at a hotel in Jessup.

Detectives lured them in by placing fake sex ads with a phone number on websites.

When men would call looking to meet up, an undercover detective gave them an address to a hotel in the 8100 block of Washington Boulevard.

As the men arrived and began exchanging money for sex, they were arrested.

They're identified as Jose Luis Pons, 39 of Severn, Emanuel Nicholas Karas, 49 of Arnold, Frank Joachim Tarimo, 31 of Baltimore, Sandeep Maharjan, 29 of Silver Spring, Edwin P. Udoh, 46 of Catonsville, Kyle Brian Nkafu-Ashu, 19 of Cockeysville, Nelson Navas-Gomez, 37 of Brooklyn Park, and Benjamin D. Williams, 31 of Owings Mills.

Each is charged with a count of soliciting prostitution.