SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - 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