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10 Arrested in Undercover “John Sting”

Ten men ranging in age from 21 to 77 were nabbed in the undercover "john sting"

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Central Falls Police

Police in Central Falls, Rhode Island, arrested 10 men ranging in age from 21 to 77 in an undercover "john sting" this week.

WJAR-TV reports that three female Central Falls police officers posed as prostitutes Wednesday in high traffic areas. 

Arrested were: 

  • Peter Lust, 35, of East Providence, for soliciting from motor vehicle for indecent purposes.
  • Lucien LeClerc, 53, of Burrillville, for soliciting from a motor vehicle for indecent purposes.
  • Michael King, 21, of Seekonk, for soliciting from motor vehicle for indecent purposes.
  • Robert Bowman, 26, of Pawtucket, for soliciting from a motor vehicle for indecent purposes.
  • Andrew Byrnes, 77, of Narragansett, for soliciting form a motor vehicle for indecent purposes.
  • Jose Barragan, 72, of Lincoln, for soliciting from a motor vehicle for indecent purposes.
  • Herbert Walmsley, 47, of Central Falls, for soliciting from a motor vehicle for indecent purposes.
  • Anastacio Tavares, 53, of Pawtucket, for procurement of sexual conduct for a fee.
  • Victor Carrion, 65, of Pawtucket, for procurement of sexual conduct for a fee.
  • Irlando Barros, 55, of Central Falls, for procurement of sexual conduct for a fee.

The 10 men were arraigned on the above charges and are scheduled to return to court in June.

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