Police arrest 7 men along Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti-area prostitution sting
Police arrested 7 men Wednesday along East Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township in a reverse prostitution sting, Ypsilanti police said.
The arrests are 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.
Earlier this month police arrested 8 men accused of solicitation of prostitution in the same area.
Last month, a sting operation in the area resulted in arrests of 6 women on charges of soliciting or inviting to commit prostitution.
Police from Ypsilanti and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office conducted Wednesday’s sting between 2 p.m. and about midnight, a press release from Ypsilanti police said.
The 7 men caught in the sting Wednesday were arrested on suspicion of solicitation of prostitution, processed and later released pending charges.
Police also arrested an 8th man Wednesday on various local warrants. Further details about Wednesday's arrests were not immediately available.