Eight men arrested in undercover prostitution sting

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.

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