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Eight Arrested in Santa Barbara County Prostitution Sting Operation

Eight men were arrested during a prostitution sting operation in Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives placed an online ad inferring that a woman was offering sexual services at a Santa Maria motel. Investigators say the men offered payment, so when they showed up at the motel they were arrested.

Five men were arrested on solicitation of prostitution charges. Three others face additional charges as well.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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