Dakota ma prostitution sting
The arrests were made at a local hotel after the men allegedly met with a female undercover police officer, according to Lt. The eight men were arrested on suspicion of "hiring an individual to engage in sexual activity," which is a Class B misdemeanor, according to a daily booking sheet.
Last week, New York law enforcement authorities announced 18 arrests in the breakup of a prostitution ring that they said advertised on public access cable TV, took credit cards and used text messages to market "party packs" of cocaine and sex to clients.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the gang had been under surveillance for 11 months, but authorities made arrests before the Super Bowl to disrupt any parties that might have been in the works for the weekend of the game. The FBI said its operation consisted of more than 50 law enforcement agencies.
Breit said the sting was among several carried out sincewhen eight small police forces began targeting johns "to stifle demand and show this is not a victimless crime. The FBI said more than 50 women forced to work as prostitutes were also rescued while more than 45 pimps were arrested as well.
Prostitution sting before Super Bowl focused on buyers. Other busts included a pimp in St. Paul, Minn.
Full comments policy. NEW YORK — The so-called "johns" who fuel the sex-for-pay trade were not left out of a slew of crackdowns on the industry scheduled to coincide with the Super Bowl as hundreds were rounded up in a multistate sting operation, authorities said Thursday.
In all, men soliciting sex were rounded up, along with 14 others who were arrested on sex trafficking charges, according to Cook County, Ill. The sting lasted from Jan. The arrests included what the Los Angeles Police Department reported was a pimp who drove from Arizona to collect what he thought was a new recruit.
Breit said the timing of the sting operation was not meant to put the law enforcement agencies in the middle of the debate over whether sporting events are a haven for sex trafficking or whether the claims of that are overblown.
He said Harris County law enforcement arrested 48 johns. Authorities said Los Angeles undercover officers discovered that he brought along an year-old woman he had forced into prostitution, along with her 5-year-old son, both of whom were rescued. Updated Thursday, Feb.
Dayton, Ohio, police arrested five sex traffickers, the most of any agency.
Earlier this week, the FBI announced it had rescued 16 juveniles ranging in age from 13 to 17 forced into working as prostitutes for the Super Bowl.