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Ten men were charged with prostitution-related offences on Wednesday in Moncton. (Kate Letterick/CBC)

The Codiac RCMP charged 10 men with prostitution-related offences as a part of an ongoing effort to curtail the sex trade in Moncton.

Const. Damien Theriault said in a statement on Wednesday the men were arrested during a prostitution operation on Sept. 19.

All of the men appeared in Provincial Court in Moncton on Wednesday and each was charged with one count of communicating for the purpose of prostitution.

Nine men had their cases adjourned to dates in December or January 2013.

One man pleaded not guilty and his trial is now scheduled for Feb. 25, 2013.

The police in Moncton have been trying to reduce prostitution in the city for several years.

Some residents have also posted hand-made signs — saying, "Beware Johns" — in their neighbourhood.