Bradenton prostitution roundup nets 22 arrests

11:21 AM, Feb 24, 2012   |    comments
Samantha Jo Gardner was one of 22 people arrested in a Bradenton prostitution sting.
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Bradenton, Florida -- Bradenton Police say a two-phase prostitution operation resulted in the arrest of 22 people on  Thursday.

Photo Gallery: Booking photos of the suspects

The first phase targeted people offering prostitution services, and 10 women were arrested.

The second phase went after the "johns" who would seek out prostitutes, and police arrested 12 men as a result.

Police say the operation was part of a city-wide enforcement effort to prevent and stop prostitution in Bradenton.

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