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.