Numerous arrests in Middletown prostitution sting

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - Middletown police arrested two people after an undercoverprostitution sting in the downtown area on Tuesday.

Officers arrested 38-year-old Michael Ratliff of Trenton and65-year-old John Mann of Middletown

Investigators say Ratliff had his 18-month-old daughter with himwhen he allegedly tried to pick up an undercover officer. He ischarged with soliciting and child endangering, while Mann ischarged with soliciting.

In the last few weeks, Middletown police have arrested 29 peoplefor prostitution activity downtown.

Police continue to work with businesses and residents to handleand get rid of the problem.