Officers assigned to the City of Temecula arrested seven men for solicitation of prostitution in various locations throughout the city during an undercover “John” sting that took place from 5:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, a Sheriff’s official reported.
“‘John’ programs concentrate on the men who solicit women for prostitution-related activities,” Sgt. Chris Gaskins said in a Riverside County Sheriff’s Report.
The following men were arrested for solicitation and booked at the Southwest Detention Center, according to Gaskins.
Adolfo Vega of Moreno Valley
Wayne Hawkins of Lake Elsinore
Nathaniel Gilman of Temecula
Robert Mills of Murrieta
Brett Moorhead of Murrieta
John Garlick of McKinney, Texas
Juan Gabriel Hernandez of Murrieta
According to the report, the solicitation sting is one of many planned operations in Temecula in order to mantain the quality of life there. Those who have questions about the program are encouraged to contact Sgt. Gaskins at (951) 696-3128.