User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


20° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Police Arrest Eight Men In Prostitution Sting

August 31, 2012, 10:44 AM

Police Arrest Eight Men In Prostitution Sting
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Eight men face charges following a reverse prostitution sting in Sioux Falls.

Police placed two fictitious ads on an internet site advertising women available for escort services and received numerous responses.  Chief Doug Barthel says that within 20 minutes, officers got text messages from people interested in arranging a meeting.

Officers set up several encounters and customers who offered money for sex were arrested.

Those arrested are:
• Michael Stang, 61, St. Joseph, MN resident (2 counts)
• Samuel Wilson, 38, Sioux Falls resident (2 counts)
• Glen Hurst, 56, Sioux Falls resident (2 counts)
• Nicholas Bergman, 26, Sioux Falls resident
• Jasper Williams, 37, Centerville resident
• Charles Wathier, 45, Sioux Falls resident
• Roy Knudson, 63, Sioux Falls resident
• Efren Soltero-Romero, 29, Sioux Falls resident

The men are charged with Hiring for Sexual Activity, which is a class 1 misdemeanor.  Three of them were charged with two counts as they tried to purchase sex with two females at once.

Barthel says based on the high number of responses to the ads, police will be conducting similar stings in the very near future.

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Dominic Fischer Found Dead During Search

12/17/2014 12:07 PM

Searchers discovered the body of Dominic Fischer in a field on Wednesday.

Full Story
Alexis Vanbochove Has Passed Away

12/17/2014 10:47 AM

According to her family, 4-year-old Alexis Vanbochove passed away early Wednesday morning.

Full Story
Grain Bin Collapses In Britton

12/14/2014 5:55 PM

A grain bin in Britton, SD collapsed this afternoon. No one was injured.

Full Story
Don't Jerk And Drive Campaign Pulled

12/11/2014 8:51 PM

A new ad campaign aimed at keeping drivers safe on South Dakota roads, received a bigger negative response than expected.

Full Story
Man Missing After Vehicle Slides Into Ditch

12/16/2014 9:50 PM

Dominic Fischer was one of three people in a vehicle that slid into a ditch due to bad road and weather conditions, several miles north east of M...

Full Story


Events