PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Police in western Kentucky have used an online ad to arrest a dozen men charged with soliciting a prostitute at a hotel.
Twelve men were arrested on Wednesday and Thursday for solicitation of prostitution. Two of them face an additional charge of possession of marijuana. One woman was charged with prostitution.
The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/1mmyGdy) reports the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department placed an ad under the "escort service" category of a classified website similar to craigslist. A female detective fielded the calls from interested men and set up meetings at a local hotel. The men arrested were from Illinois, Tennessee and Kentucky.
Sheriff Jon Hayden said police conduct such operations when talk about prostitution starts picking up in the community. A sting in 2012 brought in 14 arrests.
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