College Park prostitution sting arrests 30

As part of the operation, female officers posed as prostitutes to lure the suspects to the hotels. (Photo: Prince George's County Police)

Police arrested 30 people for trying to pay for or sell sex as part of a prostitution sting at five College Park area hotels.

Prince George’s County Police say female officers posed as prostitutes and engaged the suspects over the phone after posting fake solicitation ads online. When the suspects showed up for the erotic services, they were arrested.

As part of Wednesday’s operation, 13 men and six women were booked on prostitution charges. Police say 17 more were arrested on Thursday.

The department is criminally charging the following individuals:

John Amtequera, 33, of Silver Springs
Oscar Benitez, 42, of West Lanham
Joseph Cadet, 46, of Beltsville
Jamesyin Chi, 42, of Rockville
Mahndel Green, 39, of Bowie
Mark Hallenman, 55, of Annapolis
Niegel Kham, 27, of Beltsville
Keith Lambkin, 34, of College Park
Asburton Nelson, 50, of Silver Springs
Visuas Patel, 42, of Laurel
Anig Sawat, 49, of Berwin, Md.
Clifton Stone, 52, of Bladensburg
Michael Zeydelis, 40, of Reisterstown
Alexis Williams, 29, of Cleveland, OH
Channel Karnes, 23, of Orlando, FL
Jershelle Bey-Wilson, 24, of Washington, DC
Bernadette Harper, 27, of Washington, DC
Angela Oladiji, 23, of Washington, DC
Gloria Reyes, 42, of Hyattsville

The Prince George's County Police Department and the FBI’s Human Trafficking Unit assisted with the investigation.