New Details in Prostitution Sting

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WILLOUGHBY, Ohio-- Police arrested 12 men in a prostitution sting operation on Thursday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 22.

The men are accused of responding to an ad on the website Backpage.com in the adult section under escorts.

Police took out the ad in response to complaints by residents of illicit activity occurring at a motel near Route 91, although investigators are not identifying the business.
The ad offered a special rate of 100 dollars for a half hour with a 20-year-old female, but she was actually a police informant.

"Once they came into the room, there was a brief conversation with the confidential informant, and officers from our detective bureau went and placed the males under arrest for solicitation," said Sgt. Matthew Tartaglia with Willoughby police.

Arrested were:

54-Year-Old Timothy D. Asberry Of Willoughby Hills55-Year-Old Dr. Bert M. Brown Of Beachwood51-Year-Old Bryan Hess Of Cuyahoga Falls41-Year-Old Efren Romero Of Painesville38-Year-Old Eugene Preston Of Beachwood

31-Year-Old Gill Gurinder Of North Royalton

64-Year-Old Johannes Reinhard Of Palm Beach, Florida

55-Year-Old Nagi J. Haddad Of Rocky River

26-Year-Old Ramone A. Davis Of Cleveland

50-Year-Old Raymond T. Kern Of Mentor

47-Year-Old Richard M. Salajcik Of Eastlake

And 42-Year-Old Ryan B. Tyna Of Hudson

Tyna was the girls’ basketball coach at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy. The school says as a result of his arrest, he has been relieved of his duties.

Dr. Brown is a well-known private practice ear, nose and throat surgeon.

“I’m shocked. I wouldn’t have expected something like that here,” said resident Bridgette Roth, “I guess now days doesn’t matter who it is- people are crazy.”

All 12 men were charged with soliciting and criminal tools. All posted bond and are scheduled to be in court March 7.