This comes from an instant message I received in the office, I believe the story will run in the Ontario Daily Bulletin:
MONTCLAIR — Police arrested a suspected prostitute and two men this morning after the woman traded sex acts for 7-Eleven merchandise.
A Montclair officer spotted Juliya Rogova, 21, of Montclair shopping inside the store in the 4500 block of Holt Boulevard. Rogova, who police say is a known prostitute, grabbed a large amount of merchandise and then walked into the store bathroom with a 7-Eleven clerk.
Rogova and the clerk, Raymundo Garcia, 24, of Montclair, exited the bathroom about six minutes later, police said. Rogova grabbed the store items and walked outside.
Ricardo Huerta, 38, of Covina, a Coca-Cola vendor working inside the store, then followed Rogova outside to talk to her. Police said the pair came back into the store and Rogova re-entered the restroom. Huerta joined her in the bathroom after using the store’s ATM.
Police arrested all three people after Huerta and Rogova exited the bathroom about five minutes later.
UPDATE 11:11 a.m.
Some early numbers from this story which will be reported more deeply by Jennifer McLain in Saturday’s paper. Detectives target the owner of several massage parlors, who apparently lives in Rowland Heights. They busted girls working there then had decoys pose as prostitutes and busted johns as well.
So far detectives are reporting the arrests of 14 johns, six prostitutes and one madame (for keeping a “house of ill fame”, which is apparently defined in the California Penal Code)
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department organized a sting operation, dubbed Operation Red Light, with other area law enforcement agencies to disrupt prostitution operations advertising on the internet Dec. 19, 2007. L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies arrested and cited this prostitution suspect at the Monrovia Oak Tree Inn after calling the
Internet advertisement of Unlimited Escorts.
This photo was taken by staffer Leo Jarzomb.
Reporter Jennifer McLain tagged along with the cops on the sting for two days. In all 37 arrests were made in area hotels, underground brothels and massage parlors. McLain’s story will run in Thursday’s paper.