7 'Johns' arrested in Waukegan prostitution sting

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 07:32PM
See the seven men arrested during an undercover sting in the northern suburbs for allegedly attempting to purchase sex.


WAUKEGAN, Ill. - Seven men were arrested for allegedly attempting to purchase sex during an undercover sting this month in the northern suburbs.

The Lake County Sheriff's Gang Task Force said they used a classified advertising website regularly used for prostitution to set up meetings with the "Johns" in the 4100-block of Fountain Square Place in Waukegan.

When the suspects arrived and offered money to undercover detectives for sexual acts, they were arrested and taken to the Lake County Jail, authorities said.

The sheriff's office has charged the following men with solicitation of a sex act: Evelio Marquez, 55, of Kenosha; Jeremy P. Hoen, 29, of Lakemoor; Luis Lopez-Arellano, 32, of Zion; Raymond Berger, 33, of Lake Villa; Luis E. Cardenas, 48, of Waukegan; Dionicio S. Pott, 37, of Waukegan; and Elmer E. Rosales, 54, of Waukegan.

The suspects are due in court on March 12.
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