ASHTABULA - - Undercover city police officers arrested three men on solicitation of prostitution charges Wednesday night during a sting operation.

The sting was aimed at people soliciting prostitutes and was in response to complaints from city residents, police said.

A female decoy posed as a prostitute in South Park, only a stone's throw from the Justice Center, police said.

The 40-minute operation resulted in three men offering the woman $20 to $30 in exchange for various sex acts, Detective Sgt. Joseph Cellitti said.

Those arrested on solicitation of prostitution charges included:

- Gregory S. Heisler, 43, of Conneaut

- Marc D. Nichols, 37, of Geneva

- Jamar E. Parker, 26, of Ashtabula.

Solicitation is a third-degree misdemeanor.

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