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Layton Police Arrest Four Men for Soliciting a Prostitute
Layton – November 8, 2007
The Layton Police Department has worked several sting operations targeting prostitutes working in Layton. Yesterday, detectives targeted those who patronize prostitutes during a reverse sting operation.
Layton detectives utilized a confidential informant to set up a reverse prostitution sting. Detectives received between 15 and 20 telephone calls from men wanting to set up a date with a prostitute. Five local men showed up for the date and four of them were arrested for Patronizing a Prostitute, a class B misdemeanor. The fifth man left before detectives could establish the probable cause needed to make an arrest.
The following men were arrested during yesterday’s sting:
- James Scheidel (47) of Bountiful
- Jonathan Harman (34) of Bountiful
- Joshua Tanner (25) of Kaysville
- Chris Dahlberg (46) of Ogden
All four men were booked into the Davis County Jail.