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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Authorities in Glendale say they've arrested a veteran Phoenix police officer in a prostitution sting.

Glendale police say Lt. John Geroulis was taken into custody Thursday night on suspicion of soliciting prostitution and sexual abuse.

They say Geroulis was arrested as part of a multi-agency undercover operation targeting human trafficking and prostitution.

Phoenix police say the 25-year veteran suddenly retired Friday.

No other information was immediately released.

Associated Press,

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