For Immediate Release
Five arrested in prostitution investigation
The Springfield Police Department arrested five men in a 4-hour undercover prostitution investigation on the evening of Sept. 19. This operation was conducted by members of the Department's Community Services Section and the Special Investigations Unit.
The enforcement took place yesterday evening in the area of Grant and Mt. Vernon in Springfield. The five men were arrested and cited for patronizing prostitution after they approached and solicited two female undercover officers. Prostitution has been an ongoing complaint among business owners and residents of the area.
The five arrested and cited men have been identified as:
- 13-39981 Philip S. Mawery
- 13-39982 Donald W. Lansdown
- 13-39983 Robert A. Horn
- 13-39994 Jrefogio Rocha-Lopez
- 13-40004 William L. McDermott
The charges announced herein are merely accusations and the suspects are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty in court.
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by: Captain Greg Higdon