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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Five arrested after trying to pay for sex

Men to appear in Othello court


Last updated 8/1/2023 at 9:36pm

OTHELLO – Police arrested five men in a reverse prostitution sting July 29.

Cesar Chavez-Alcala, 28, of Connell; Victorina Garcia, 45, of Mattawa; Isaias Zarata-Pineda, 41, and Juan Salas-Camacho, 61, both of Moses Lake; and Javier Gonzalez-Arroyo, 31, of Othello, were all arrested for misdemeanor patronizing a prostitute, according to police.

During the sting, investigators arrested the five “sex buyers” and interviewed at least one sex worker, police said.

The men were arrested by citation and will have to appear in Othello Municipal Court to answer the charges.

The department also...

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