18 men could be charged with prostitution after an undercover operation in La Quinta.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced that members of the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team, along with the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, the Coachella Community Action Team, and the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District, are conducting an operation to reduce sex trafficking have thursday.
Officials said officials were masked on several popular classified ads websites.
They said that these places are often used for prostitution.
The officers responded to potential customers on these websites who responded to the prostitution advertisements.
After an agreement was reached, the “Johns” were arrested on Thursday when they arrived at the meeting point.
All suspects have been booked and released from the Indio county jail.
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