27 arrested in San Jose police undercover prostitution operation

- San Jose Police Department announced the arrest of 27 people in a four-day undercover prostitution operation. 

Officers worked from May 23 through 26th to solicit "dates" from suspected prostitutes and used female officers in a reverse "John" decoy operation they said in a press release on Tuesday.

The operation was conducted in the area of Oak Street and s. 1st St.

The 27 adults were issued citations for prostitution-related offenses. Six women were given criminal citations for engaging in prostitution. According to police, none of the suspects were victims of human trafficking. 

21 male suspects were given criminal citations for soliciting a prostitute. Most of the suspects were San Jose residents. One was a resident of Campbell. Two were from outside of Santa Clara County. 

San Jose Police Department provided the names of all 27 suspects:

 

Mendoza Oswaldo, female, age 34, Oakland resident

Lashaylin Smith, female, age 20, Sacramento resident

Alisha Petit, female, age 20, Richmond resident

Romaldo Sanchez, male, age 26, San Jose resident

Tajae Willis, female, age 20, Hayward resident

Brent Malloy, male, age 46, San Jose resident

Rolando Sotelo, male, age 52, Pico Rivera resident

Jose Noriegahuerta, male, age 45, San Jose resident

Pheo Tran, male, age 63, San Jose resident

Jacob Vasquez, male, age 19, San Jose resident

Jayeshkumar Senjaliya, male, age 32, San Jose resident

Antonio Banegas, male, age 46, San Jose resident

Zviad Kukava, male, age 38, San Jose resident

Melvin Sacmeron, male, age 26, San Jose resident

Dazhanae Williams, male, age 25, San Jose resident

Diana Alejo, female, age 19, Berkeley resident

David Morales, male, age 44, East Palo Alto resident

Joe Gutierrez, male, age 47, San Jose resident

Sang Bui, male, age 50, San Jose resident

Najeeb Ansari, male, age 47, San Jose resident

Makhan Singh, male, age 63, San Jose resident

Aron Frances, male, age 41, Campbell resident

Martin Zarate, male, age 26, San Jose resident

Omar Arochi, male, age 29, San Jose resident

Hector Juarez, male, age 22, San Jose resident

Hector Gordillo-Fernandez, male, age 47, San Jose resident

Latasha Sayon, female, age 26, San Francisco resident
 

 

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