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Busted headlight leads to prostitution arrest

Published: Aug. 15, 2016 at 6:21 PM EDT
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Mohammad Mokhtareizadeh (Source: LMDC)
Mohammad Mokhtareizadeh (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A traffic stop in the Old Louisville neighborhood ended with the arrest of a Louisville man on prostitution charges.

Around 2:25 a.m. August 14, Louisville Metro police stopped a Ford F-150 pickup at W. Ormsby Avenue and Garvin Place because it had a headlight out. As an officer approached the truck, he saw a female passenger with her skirt pulled up and ordered the driver, Mohammad Mokhtareizadeh, 58, and the passenger to get out of the truck.

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Police learned the female was only 17. She told officers that Mokhtareizadeh had picked up her and another person in the back seat on Hale Avenue. The report says the girl told police she had not been home in two weeks and "was out tricking attempting to make a few dollars" with Mokhtareizadeh.

Metro police say when asked about the other persons in the truck, each gave a different story.

Mokhtareizadeh was arrested on one count of promoting prostitution (two or more prostitutes) and unlawful transaction with a minor - illegal sex act. Mokhtareizadeh was also charged with not have a drivers license in his possession.

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