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.


52° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

 

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




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Jesus Take The Wheel

9/25/2014 10:00 PM

Miracle on the highway: that's how many people are describing a bad crash between a semi-truck and car in which no one was killed.

Full Story | Watch
Iowa Teen Dies Two Days After Fight At School

9/28/2014 11:42 AM

Prosecutors may file additional charges because a western Iowa teen died two days after suffering a head injury during a fight at school.

Full Story
Verdict Reached In McCahren Case

9/23/2014 8:51 PM

Braiden McCahren walked out of the Tripp County Courthouse Tuesday night a convicted killer.

Full Story
Police: Missing Boy Shows Up At School

9/26/2014 6:39 AM

Sioux Falls police say a missing boy showed up for school Friday morning.  

Full Story
Man Charged With Rape And Recording Women In USD Showers

9/24/2014 12:07 PM

According to court papers, police first had contact with Daniel R. Hammer on August 28.

Full Story


Events