Seven more horndogs captured in Boerum Hill sting

The Brooklyn Paper

Seven more men — including one who assaulted a police officer — were busted on June 5 at a shady Boerum Hill corner for trying to get a little action from a woman who turned out to be an undercover cop.

Police from the 76th Precinct have now nabbed 20 men in “Operation Losing Proposition,” their monthly sting at the slimy corner of Butler and Nevins streets — and in all cases, the horndogs allegedly solicited sex of one form or another.

All seven of the arrests went down the same way: A car rolled up to the corner and the driver threw out a price, ensuring his arrest for solicitation, a misdemeanor.

But the details are slightly different in each case:

• At 1 am, a man offered $15 for sex. When officers moved in, he refused to be cuffed and fought back, lightly injuring one of the cops.

• At 1:05 am, another man rolled up and offered $15 for oral sex.

• At 1:20 am, a man offered $28 for intercourse. When a cop attempted to move in, the driver sped off at high speed, but eventually pulled over a block away.

• At 2:05 am, a man offered $20 for vaginal intercourse.

• By 2:32 am, the asking price for the same form of gratification was $30.

• Two men rolled up at 2:48 am, and each offered $10 for oral sex.

In all cases, the men are charged with soliciting prostitution because the exchange never gets beyond the haggling stage. Five officers — Cairly Rivera, Keith Dsouza, Ronald Pereira, Michael Ponzi and Rosemary Gomez — were credited for a very busy night’s work.

Reader Feedback

Cassie from Red hook says:
Wow, sex is really cheap in downtown - only 10 bucks for some oral action? who knew - i will definately check it out!
June 8, 2010, 7:39 am
davey from bed stuy says:
I know right!! Prices you could shake a stick at. I'm headed over there right now before work. Giggity Giggity.
June 8, 2010, 8:23 am
tee gee from sunset park says:
it sounds like the price of prostitution has not gone up in 40 years on that corner. Instead of sending the police and arresting guys, let's send researchers and find out how to hold prices down in other sectors of our economy.
June 8, 2010, 3:57 pm
Bill Harris from Boerum Hill says:
If the action is taking place at/near the building you have pictured, the that action is NOT in Boerum Hill. A previous complaint from me about a month ago produced an apology from your fabulous editor, Gersh. Doesn't anybody on the staff have any institutional memory--or any memory at all?
June 8, 2010, 5:15 pm
Jill from park Slope says:
Sounds like entrapment to me.
June 10, 2010, 4:45 am
Joe from Gowanus says:
Give it a break Bill. It's a 2 block difference. Stop being so pompous.

Plus would you rather be associated with prostitution or 16 year old girls getting shot in the head?
June 10, 2010, 9:17 pm
pk from hj says:
The State Department yesterday said that human trafficking is a major problem in the US. -- just look at the ads for massage parlors in this paper -- most of them have girls who are 15 or less working to pay off the fee to get them over the Mexican Border.
There is even a massage parlor in one of the brownstones on First Place -- but the police do nothing to enforce immigration laws
June 15, 2010, 4:06 pm

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