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Fifteen suspected “johns” arrested in sting operation

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Fifteen men were arrested Friday in a police sting meant to curtail demand for prostitution, according to Vancouver police.

Cyber crime detectives placed a phony advertisement in the escort section of Backpage.com and received responses from men who were willing to pay money for sexual services, police said.

An undercover officer who posed as a prostitute arranged for the men to go to a room in an unnamed hotel near the Vancouver Mall, where they thought they would meet a prostitute. Instead, they met police detectives who arrested them, police said. They were booked into the Clark County Jail and then released.

The sting began at noon and ended at 9 p.m. While they nabbed a total of 15 suspected “johns,” the detectives said they were unable to keep up with the high number of responses to the advertisement.

The suspects range in age from 22 to 57 years old, police said.

They are: David R. Coley, 39, Shani U. Asberry, 38, Wayne E. Hennerty, 47, Daniel C. Quattlebaum, 25, James R. Boal, 57, Charles J. Crider, 36, Alvin N. Chand, 33, Doyle C. Jones, 42, Oleksandr V. Dmytryshyn, 22, Jean M. Fouriquie, 44, David E. Waldow, 52, Derrick S. Girlchrist, 29, Hakeem A. Shinaba, 34, Michael A. Anderson, 32, and Devin R. Parks, 35.

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