Police arrest 8 men accused of solicitation of prostitution in Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township
Eight men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of solicitation of prostitution during a sting operation along East Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township, authorities said.
Ypsilanti police officers and Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies teamed up for the operation that ran from 4 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., a police news release said.
The men were later released as charges are pending. Three women also were taken into custody because they had outstanding warrants, the release said.
It's 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.
Last month, a sting operation in the same area resulted in arrests of six women on charges of soliciting or inviting to commit prostitution.
Further details about Thursday night's arrests were not immediately available this morning.