Nine men arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution in Shelby County

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force has arrested and charged nine men with soliciting prostitution. 

The arrests were made as the result of a second undercover reverse prostitution sting, according to a release from the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force. Known internally as Operation Close Out - Round 2, the sting took place in North Shelby County near the Highway 280 corridor. 

Based on a release from the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, the nine men have been identified as:

  • Abhinav Gautam from Birmingham, AL
  • Bruce Beasley from McMinnville, TN
  • Charles Herron from Mountain Brook, AL
  • Damion Simon from Birmingham, AL
  • Dennis Cauch from Frankfort, KY
  • Edgar Garcia from Vestavia Hills, AL
  • Robert Jernigan of Birmingham, AL
  • Samuel Montoya from Birmingham, AL
  • Zyon Bradford from Birmingham, AL

This follows a similar operation from September 2018, which saw eleven men get arrested for soliciting prostitution. More operations of this kind are expected to follow in the future.

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