They can’t seem to stay away.
The NYPD arrested another eight men on Friday, Aug. 26 for paying for sex in the vicinity of Starr Street and Cypress Avenue — Ridgewood’s well-known prostitution hot spot.
According to police, the eight men collared and charged with patronizing a prostitute are Luis Calle, 57, of Queens; Leovigildo Guzman, 43, of Queens; Thomas Mullins, 53, of Queens; Koniecko Rafal, 30, of Queens; Armijos Hugo, 25, of Queens; Raul Yunganaula, 25, of Brooklyn; Josef Netkowski, 72, of Queens; and Elias Cabrera, 50, of Brooklyn.
The men offered between $10 and $150 for sex acts, law enforcement agents said.
In the past, police have conducted “Operation Losing Proposition” stings in which female officers dress as sex workers and wait for the unscrupulous men to make an offer, at that exact corner.
Sources with the 104th Precinct would not confirm if this sting was a part of Operation Losing Proposition in order to protect the safety and identity of their undercover officers.