Police arrested more than 20 men and charged them with solicitation of prostitutes on Thursday, Aug. 15. Arrests took place at hotels in Springfield, Falls Church, Herndon, and the Tysons Corner area. In all, 23 men were charged. One of the men was also charged with possession of cocaine.
In response to citizen concerns and to discourage illegal activity in Fairfax County, police performed an undercover operation throughout the County between 3 and 10 p.m.
Officers worked in an undercover capacity and, after communicating online, met men at four different hotels.
The investigation was led by the Organized Crime and Narcotics Division (OCN) and supplemented by Patrol Officers. OCN Detectives have developed community outreach relationships with local hotels. Businesses request this type of pro-active approach of law enforcement to thwart illegal activity in their establishments.