Seven men have been arrested in a prostitution sweep in the Broadway and 7th Street area in Rockford, police say.

Rockford Police conducted an investigation in the area due to a rising number of complaints of street level prostitution.

The following people were arrested and charged with Solicitation of a Sexual Act:

Mandella Elliot, 29, of Roscoe;

David Hernandez, 43, of Rockford; 

Taleb Jassam, 46, of Rockford;

Mitchell Phillips, 70, of Rockford;

Shetal Shah, 52, of Roselle;

Alfonso Terrazas-Baidon, 25, of Rockford;

and Sunil Thithera, 52, of Rockford.

All seven were lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.