'Operation Red Light' nets 34 arrests on suspicion of prostitution, related offenses

Detectives focused on prostitutes, their clientele

SAN DIEGO - San Diego police arrested 34 men and women on suspicion of prostitution and related offenses like pimping, pandering and solicitation during a sting dubbed "Operation Red Light," a vice operations lieutenant said.

The operation took place over two days, in which detectives focused on prostitutes and their clientele operating both on the streets and via the Internet, San Diego police Lt. Chris McGrath said.

The San Diego Police Department is committed to reducing the effect of prostitution and related crimes on communities, he said.

McGrath asked anyone with information on prostitution or human trafficking to call the Vice Operations Unit at (619) 531-2452, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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