Eight men are arrested and charged in an undercover prostitution sting in Howard County.
Officers arrested the would-be johns for soliciting prostitution at a hotel in the 8100 block of Washington Boulevard.
Police placed fake ads on the website Backpage. Men who called the number in the ad talked with a female officer who provided a meeting location upon the caller's request.
When they arrived and offered money for sex, they were arrested and charged with solicitation of prostitution and disorderly conduct. Eight men were arrested.
- Eduardo Fragnaud, 51, of Rockville
- Rouben Ghazarian, 62, of Silver Spring
- Murcell Lamonte Hubbard, 27, of Washington, D.C.
- Khary Carter Isaacs, 26, of Hyattsville
- Noel Richard Makwala, 31, of Burtonsville
- Michquel Sammy, 24, of Upper Marlboro
- Tarico Thomas, 36, of Washington, D.C.
- Juvenile male, 17, of Jessup
This is part of the Howard County Police Department's effort to deter prostitution and human trafficking in Howard County.