Two Cedar City men arrested in prostitution sting

ST. GEORGE – Two Cedar City residents were arrested in a prostitution sting in St. George on Friday night.

The St. George Police Department and the Fraudulent Identity and Securities Threats unit conducted an undercover vice operation and arrested the two men, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said.

With help from a confidential informant and a decoy who made arrangements with the suspects, Hilal Hussain Alqahtani, 29, and Abdulrahman Tariq  Alhurayz, 29, were booked into Washington County’s Purgatory Correctional Facility on Nov. 1, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Friday.

Alhurayz and Alqahtani were each charged with a class-B misdemeanor for patronizing a prostitute. Alqahtani was also charged with another class-B misdemeanor for aiding prostitution. Aiding prostitution means the perpetrator was involved in soliciting the prostitute.

The SGPD FIST unit handles issues such as prostitution, sex trafficking, identity theft, gangs and terrorism in Southern Utah.

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  • Combat Vet and Democrat November 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    This article seems short on facts. Why are these two locked up for a misdemeanor?

  • Cop-created Crime November 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    No victim, no crime. I’d vote to acquit if I was called for jury duty.

  • Festus November 5, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Pervert, disease spreading crime…

  • Justin Aiken November 6, 2013 at 6:44 am

    What a waste of tax dollars and public resources.

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