ARIZONA NEWS

Nearly 50 suspects arrested in Phoenix in undercover massage parlor sting

May 28, 2021, 11:30 AM | Updated: 11:48 am


 

PHOENIX – An undercover massage parlor sting in Phoenix led to the arrest of nearly 50 people accused of soliciting prostitution, authorities said Thursday.

The targeted operation used a storefront that looked like an illicit massage parlor with detectives placing ads online.

The suspects allegedly solicited or brokered deals for sex acts in response to the ads, according to a Phoenix Police Department press release.

Forty-three of the 47 arrested men were booked into the Maricopa County Jail, while the remainder received citations.

The suspects ranged in age from 22 to 75 years old and were all charged with soliciting prostitution, police said in the release.

The Phoenix Police Department worked with Homeland Security Investigations on the operation.

Arizona News

Phoenix Fire Department photo...
KTAR.com

Firefighters rescue injured hiker on South Mountain in helicopter

A man who fell six feet during his hike on South Mountain got transported via a helicopter to a local ambulance.
1 day ago
Near 12th Street and Northern Avenue, Phoenix. (Twitter Photo/@Crossfire923)...
SuElen Rivera

Parts of Valley sees light showers, more chances of rain this weekend

As monsoon season wraps up, parts of the Valley received some rain Friday evening heading into the weekend.
1 day ago
A woman gets a COVID-19 Pfizer booster shot in the "Im Lauesch" nursing home of Strasbourg, eastern...
KTAR.com

Arizona reports 2,916 new COVID-19 cases, 69 more deaths Saturday

Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 2,916 new COVID-19 cases and 69 additional deaths from the disease.
1 day ago
Office Kyle Trouton (Peoria Police Department Photo)...
SuElen Rivera

Peoria police officer catches man who jumped from 2nd story of burning home

Police in Peoria said one of their own rescued a man who jumped from the balcony of a burning home.
1 day ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
Data Doctors

Here’s how to get into geocaching, an outdoor and virtual treasure hunt

If you love the outdoors and treasure hunting or want a high-tech way to get the kids outside, geocaching is worth checking out.
1 day ago
(Photo courtesy of FuelFest)...
KTAR.com

FuelFest announces rescheduled date for Chandler event

The automotive celebration hosted by Tyrese Gibson and Cody Walker of the "Fast and Furious" franchise will come to Chandler on December 4.
1 day ago
Nearly 50 suspects arrested in Phoenix in undercover massage parlor sting