HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Seven men were arrested in a reverse prostitution sting in Hartford.
Police say they initiated the undercover operation on Tuesday after receiving several complaints of street level prostitution in the area of Wethersfield Avenue and Morris Street.
The following men were arrested:
- Patrick Codling, 45, charged with patronizing a prostitute.
- Robert Velazquez, 43, charged with patronizing a prostitute.
- Marcal Cruz, 54, charged with patronizing a prostitute and motor vehicle violations.
- Franco Tieco, 26, charged with patronizing a prostitute.
- Kenneth Dejesus, 42, charged with patronizing a prostitute.
- Kevin Hairston, 19, charged with patronizing a prostitute.
- Richard Cruz, 23, charged with promoting prostitution and interfering with police.
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