Thirteen men have been charged with solicitation after a prostitution sting Wednesday afternoon at a west suburban Aurora hotel.
Investigators from the Aurora police Special Operations Group conducted a reverse prostitution sting by publishing ads in an online publication “known to promote prostitution,” according to a police statement.
The advertisements offered sexual services from women at an Aurora hotel, police said. Police declined to disclose the location of the hotel in order to protect the integrity of future investigations.
When suspects arrived, they offered money in exchange for sex to an undercover police officer, at which point they were arrested, police said.
The following men were charged with solicitation of a sexual act:
- Edward O. Yonter, 43, of Lisle;
- Bashar T. Noweder, 56, of Naperville;
- Roberton Neritani, 44, of Woodridge;
- Donald R. Cameron, 62, of Clarendon Hills;
- Jonathan Novak, 33, of Lockport;
- Robert W. Kellogg, 46, of Darien;
- Joseph W. Zanko, 37, of Glendale Heights;
- Keith R. Dillenback, 51, of Hinckley;
- Michael P. Crimmin, 41, of Wheaton;
- Jason T. Manivong, 29, of North Aurora;
- Enrique M. Martinez, 29, of Aurora;
- Rudy Sanchez, 28, of Aurora;
- Debapriya Das, 46, of Aurora.
All 13 men had their vehicles impounded during the operation and had to pay $500 to get them back, according to police.
The U.S. departments of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations are assisting with the investigation, police said.