Seven men face the charge of soliciting prostitution as the state moves to crack down on human trafficking.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports investigators with Troop C worked with Grand Island police officers to run an undercover operation identifying individuals soliciting prostitution in the Grand Island area.
The Central Region of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force reports that it not only attempts to rescue those being trafficked for sex, but also wants to reduce the demand for prostitution.
Arrested Friday were Brandon Stickley, of Cairo; Craig Jones, of Kearney; Jesus Oliveros, of Grand Island; Buckley Haag, of Bartley; Michael Smidt, of Glenvil; Steve Cole, of St. Paul; and Mike Aipperspach, of Hastings.
All have been jailed in Hall County.