LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's lieutenant is among more than 20 people who were arrested during a prostitution sting in RiversideCounty last week.

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says 49-year-old Michael Strickland has been suspended with pay and working from home until his case is resolved.

Strickland was arrested at a motel in MorenoValley after authorities received complaints of loitering, drug activity and prostitution there. The majority of those arrested were cited and released. Four men were booked into jail for investigation of selling marijuana.

Strickland, who lives in RiversideCounty, is a lieutenant at the sheriff's Industry substation.