Eight people under arrest for soliciting prostitutes in Riverside

Undercover sting was one of many police have conducted in recent months in university area

POSTED: 07:07 AM PST Jan 18, 2013    UPDATED: 08:18 AM PST Jan 18, 2013 
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -

A Riverside police vice sting targeting individuals who solicit prostitutes resulted in the arrest of eight people.
      
The operation was one of a number that the police department has conducted in recent months to discourage solicitation along the University Avenue corridor.
      
In the most recent sting, which ran all day on January 10, female officers posed as street walkers in the area of University and Park avenues, just off the Riverside 91 Freeway.

According to Detective Mike Cobb, eight men approached the women and negotiated money-for-sex deals.

The suspects were arrested for misdemeanor solicitation, photographed, cited and released, Cobb said.

Additional stings are planned in the coming months.