DENVER - 9Wants to Know got an exclusive look at an undercover prostitution sting that focused on johns trying to find sex through online ads.
"Drug usage is prevalent with this stuff," said Sgt. Dennis Bedenbender who oversees DPD's vice unit. "Girls get raped during these operations so we are trying to go after the johns so they understand we are out here looking for them."
Denver police hope publicity of prostitution stings will help curtail the crime that surges during big events in the city, like the National Western Stock Show.
"We are trying to make Denver a safer community for the people that come here and enjoy this city," Sgt. Bedenbender said.
At a local hotel, 9Wants to Know watched through an undercover video feed as men entered a hotel room and met with a woman who was really an undercover officer.
Over several hours, six men were arrested:
Nathan Johnson, 61
Thanh Hau, 30
Daniel Caid, 29
Louie Chuong, 50
Shane Stinas, 39
Rorry Cripps, 30
All men were booked into jail and are facing misdemeanor charges.
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