In Lebanon, the city’s police department has released news of a significant group of arrests all related to prostitution. Police say that 14 people were arrested as the result of an investigation that took place from May 9th up until June 23rd.
Of the 14 people, only one was from West Lebanon, while the others were from Manchester and Claremont in New Hampshire and many locations in Vermont including South Royalton, Randolph, Hartford, and Killington.
Five of the individuals, all female, were arrested for prostitution while the remaining male suspects were charged with solicitation of prostitution or similar charges. Other charges were also present across the multiple suspects, including possession of marijuana and other drugs.
Lebanon Police say that these crimes have been committed in area hotels, city parks, and in vehicles in residential neighborhoods and business parking lots. The police department has been publicizing these recent arrests over the past two months in order to deter future offenders of these crimes. They say that these 14 arrests are proof of the success of their investigative efforts.
All of the suspects have been released on bail and are awaiting court dates at the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court.