Undercover operation targeting prostitution results in five men arrested

SARASOTA, Fla. -- January 27, 2016 -- 11:15 a.m.

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the Sarasota Police Department Street Crimes Unit, in conjunction with the Narcotics Unit, conducted a prostitution operation targeting individuals soliciting prostitutes; “Johns.”

The operation was conducted in the 4700 block of North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.  Five (5) men were arrested and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution.  Two of the five men were charged with possession of cocaine and crack cocaine.  Five vehicles were also seized under City Code 33-271.


Beau Blizman
Date of Birth: 05-08-1985
1939 Racimo Drive
Sarasota, Florida  
Charge
Solicitation for Prostitution

 

Alfredo Bernal
Date of Birth: 04-06-1972
2728 Bruce Lane
Sarasota, Florida
Charge

Solicitation for Prostitution
Possession of Cocaine

 

Robert Ashman
Date of Birth: 08-21-1961
1064 North Tamiami Trail
Unit 1522
Sarasota, Florida
Charge

Solicitation for Prostitution

Phouc Nguyen
Date of Birth: 12-31-1971
7519 42nd Court Street
Sarasota, Florida
Charge
Solicitation for Prostitution
Possession of Crack Cocaine

 

Richard Allen Kerr
Date of Birth: 5-14-1927
8225 Longbay Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida

Charge
Solicitation for Prostitution