On-duty cabbies arrested in prostitution sweep

A total of 70 men are facing charges after a prostitution sweep last weekend in the Danforth area.

A total of 70 men are facing charges after a prostitution sweep last weekend in the Danforth area.

The investigation was conducted over a three-night period and used plainclothes officers to target men seeking street prostitutes in the area.

The men are all charged with communicating for the purpose of prostitution.

Eight of the men charged are licensed cab drivers, Const. Wendy Drummond said, and were on duty at the time of the alleged offence.

According to Drummond, two of the men arrested each solicited two officers on the same night.

“They solicited, were arrested and charged, and then solicited again to an undercover officer,” she said.