Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

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.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.