17 charged in Denton County prostitution sting, including UNT professor

The Denton County's Sheriff's Office announced arrests and charges for 17 people in connection to a prostitution sting last month.

12 suspects were from Denton County, two were from Cooke County and there was one each from Tarrant County, Grayson County and Kaufman County.

All 17 people were charged with solicitation of prostitution, which is a state jail felony.

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Sopanha Uk (Source: Denton County Sheriff's Office)

An affidavit for Peter Mondelli, a UNT professor, says he offered to pay a woman from an online ad for sexual intercourse. The person behind the ad was an investigator with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office.

When Mondelli arrived at the hotel to meet the woman he was placed under arrest.

The arrests were made on March 28 and 29 as part of the operation involving federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.