16 people arrested in Bakersfield area prostitution sting

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A total of 16 people were arrested during a prostitution sting yesterday, officials said.

On Sept. 12, officers with the Bakersfield Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff's Office Joint Vice Task Force, along with agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted a prostitution suppression operation in the area of Union Avenue in Bakersfield.

This operation was conducted near businesses that are licensed by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control. During this operation 15 adult suspects, and one juvenile suspect were arrested for solicitation on prostitution.

Funding for this operation was provided by a grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control through the Department's Grant Assistance Program. ABC is a Department of the business, transportation and housing agency.


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