7 arrested in north Austin prostitution sting

AUSTIN – Seven men have been arrested and charged in connection to an undercover prostitution sting.

According to arrest affidavits, Austin police conducted a prostitution operation along the 700 block of Powell Lane (the area of North Lamar and Powell Lane) on Aug. 15. Between 4 and 11 p.m., police said they arrested seven men who drove up and made a deal with an undercover officer for sex.

Police said the following men were arrested on a prostitution charge, which is a class B misdemeanor:

– Michael Westley Showalter, 49
– Too Bwet, 36
– Robert Brown, 23
– Margarito Escobedo-Martinez, 54
– Andrew Ulises Garcia, 23
– Michael Burton Magnon, 38
– Yosniel Rodriguez-Ramos, 38

Bond for each suspect was set at $1,500.

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