Published: Aug 02, 2013 12:03 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 02, 2013 6:34 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested nine men on prostitution charges after a sting operation set up on Thursday.

LCSO set up the operation to raise awareness of a rise in incidents wherein "johns" are robbed by the women they procure for sex.

The following men were arrested for Procure for Prostitute - Solicit Another for Lewdness Assignment 1st Offense:

-David Paul Bertoncini, 39, of Fort Myers

-David William Brewer, 40, of Naples

-John David Endres, 43, of Naples

-Freddy Lopez Espinoza, 32, of Bonita Springs

-Jose Gonzalez, 31, of Lehigh Acres

-Joseph Michael Melillo, 32, of Bel Air, MD

-Nathan G. Miller, 31, of Bonita Springs

-Manuel A. Porras, 19, of Naples

-Julio Cesar Reyes, 31, of Cape Coral