Norton police: 3 arrested in prostitution sting at local hotel

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NORTON, Mass. (WPRI) — Norton police arrested three Massachusetts men Saturday during a prostitution sting at a local hotel.

The sting was carried out at the Extended Stay America Hotel on South Washington Street.

According to Norton police, hotel management cooperated in the investigation.

James Blandino, 38, of Bridgewater, Michael Hocheiser, 39, of Holliston, and Eben Jordan, 35, of New Bedford, were arrested.

Norton police say they’re all charged with sexual conduct for a fee, solicitation for prostitution, and attempt to commit a crime.

The arrests came after detectives placed advertisements on websites that offer escort services and individuals seeking sex.

According to Norton police, an undercover police officer answered the texts sent by the three defendants, arranging meetings for paid sex.

All three men are set to be arraigned in Attleboro District Court on Monday.

Norton police were assisted in this investigation by the Northern Bristol County Drug Task Force, which is comprised of detectives from Norton, Attleboro, Easton, Mansfield, Raynham, and Taunton police departments.

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