6 men arrested during prostitution sting at Maryland hotel, police say

Six men were arrested during a prostitution sting in Jessup, MD. Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (MGN Online file photo)

Authorities arrested six men in a prostitution operation on July 9 at a hotel in Jessup, Maryland.

Kenneth Ballard, 53, Alexander Collins, 30, Nigel Khan, 33, Thong Nhan, 35, Pierre Raymond, 27, and Daoning Zhang, 44, were all charged with solicitation of prostitution and disorderly conduct, according to Howard County Police.

The men called a number from a fake ad posted online by investigators. Police say they spoke with an undercover female detective and set up a location to meet per the men's request.

When the men arrived to the hotel, located in the 8100 block of Washington Boulevard, they were arrested.

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