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Seven men arrested during prostitution sting

Posted: 1:53 PM, Jun 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-22 14:53:22-04

Several men are facing serious charges after they were arrested during a prostitution sting.

Police say they directed an anti-prostitution sting Thursday afternoon in Corpus Christi’s North and West side neighborhoods.

A press release put out by CCPD, says a female officer posed as a sex worker and was solicited by several men requesting sex acts in exchange for money.

The seven men were arrested and charged with prostitution, which police say is a class B misdemeanor and can be punishable by up to six months in jail and has a $2,000 fine.

A news release stated, "Six of the seven men arrested during Thursday’s operation agreed to attend a voluntary prostitution diversion education program at their expense." "This program educates men about the negative consequences of prostitution, circumstances that may lead someone to purchase sex, and the impact they have on the individual they attempt to solicit sex in exchange for money," the statement continued.

If the men successfully complete the education program, their case could be dismissed by the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office.