Tempe police arrest 30 in prostitution ring - East Valley Tribune: Tempe

Tempe police arrest 30 in prostitution ring

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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:41 pm

Tempe Police Department detectives have reportedly arrested 30 people involved in a prostitution sting.

According to a news release, detectives conducted a long investigation of human trafficking and prostitution. They were targeting suspects soliciting underage girls for sex acts, females soliciting sex and those acting as pimps.

Police say they have made 16 prostitution arrests and 14 child prostitution.

During the investigation, detectives contacted women online that had created escort ads. They later found that these women were offering sexual favors in exchange for money, according to police.

Detectives also posed as underage girls who were requested for sexual favors.

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