According to Milford Police Officer Jeffrey Nielsen, classified advertising websites are frequently used by "prostitution enterprises to conduct illegal activities with their clients."
"Based on these types of activities and complaints received by this department, the Milford Police Department Narcotics & Vice Unit recently conducted an undercover operation to address these issues," Nielsen stated in a press release.
And so, Milford Police — along with the assistance of Stratford Police — conducted an undercover operation Feb. 20 targeting prostitution in Milford, which involved a classified ad placed on the internet.
"The arrestees met with undercover detectives and offered them money in exchange for sexual activities," Nielsen stated.
'Patronizing a Prostitute'
As a result of the operation, each of the suspects listed below were arrested and charged with patronizing a prostitute:
- Kevin Gonzalez, 21, Center Street in West Haven
- Steve Dudas, 58, New Jersey Avenue in Fleming, N.J.
- Stuart Allen, 50, Hall Road in Easton
- Michael Genovese, 44, Roger Avenue in North Haven
- George Giosmas, 57, Willard Road in Shelton
- Roland Bakhos, 32, of Rennell Street in Bridgeport
- Ronald Osach, 65, of Richard Sweet Drive in Woodbridge