21 arrested during prostitution sting

On Monday, the Bakersfield Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff’s Department Joint Vice Task Force conducted a prostitution suppression operation in the area of Union Avenue in Bakersfield.

The operation was conducted near businesses that are licensed by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).

During the operation, officials said 21 suspects were arrested for solicitation of prostitution.

Funding for this operation was provided by a grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) through the Department’s Grant Assistance Program. ABC is a Department of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.


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