12 Men Arrested in Prostitution Sting

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Twelve men were arrested on misdemeanor charges of sexual solicitation Wednesday (April 24) in Benton County, according to the sheriff’s office.

The arrests stem from a bust organized by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division and Street Crimes Unit. Detectives placed an ad on a website advertising escorts.

More than $2,700 was seized, along with a vehicle.

The following people were arrested:
Zheng Xia, 53
Dean Roth, 41
Shree Dandekar, 38
Gregory Flowers, 56
Easwar Elumalai, 26
Robert Armfield, 47
Suresh Parameswarannair, 36
Jake Whitfill, 27
Akhilumar Patel, 25
James Goforth, 26
Daniel Macleod, 71

At least one person was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to the sheriff’s office.