Police arrest 6 men in prostitution sting in Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township
Police arrested 6 men Thursday for allegedly soliciting prostitution as officers conducted a sting operation along East Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township.
Ypsilanti police officers and Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputies teamed up for the operation that ran from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., an Ypsilanti police news release said.
The bust is part of a program called Enforcement Against Street Walking in Ypsilanti (E.A.S.Y.). The effort brings law enforcement, human services, the judicial system and elected officials together to address the root causes of prostitution and keep people off the streets.
Police have made at least 5 other prostitution busts in that area since May.
The men arrested Thursday have been released as charges are pending.
Ypsilanti police Det. Sgt. Troy Fulton could not be reached for comment this morning.
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