Reverse prostitution sting results in nine arrests

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    Nine men were arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution, among other things, in the second undercover reverse prostitution sting conducted by The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force. The sting took place on Thursday, October 18, 2018, and was carried out in North Shelby County along the Hwy 280 corridor.

    Those arrested and charged are:

    • 23-year-old Abhinav Gautam of Birmingham
    • 53-year-old Bruce Beasley of McMinnville, TN
    • 23-year-old Charles Herron of Mountain Brook
    • 41-year-old Damion Simon of Birmingham
    • 41-year-old Dennis Cauch of Frankfort, KY
    • 34-year-old Edgar Garcia of Vestavia Hills
    • 33-year-old Robert Jernigan of Birmingham
    • 21-year-old Samuel Montoya of Birmingham
    • 19-year-old Zyon Bradford of Birmingham

    This is the second reverse prostitution sting within the last month. The first was carried out on September 20, 2018 and resulted in 11 arrests.

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