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.