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Tempe detectives arrest 30 in prostitution sting

TEMPE, Ariz. — Tempe police say a multiday sting targeting human
trafficking and prostitution has resulted in 30 arrests.

Police say part of the operation involved detectives contacting women who had
posted escort ads online. The investigation later determined the women were
offering sexual favors for money.

Detectives also posed as underage girls and were offered money by some suspects
in exchange for sexual favors.

Of the arrests made during the sting, Tempe police Lt. Michael Pooley said 16
were for prostitution and 14 involved child prostitution charges.


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