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Ten Arrested in Prostitution Sting
Nine alleged prostitutes have been rounded up in a sting conducted by Springfield police. The police rented a room in a local hotel and ordered the prostitutes off the website backpage.com.
Police said they made contact with several girls from different ads. Everyone they contacted showed up and was arrested.
Police said they did not have time to contact every local ad, but they did make ten arrests. Nine were for prostitution and one was for possession of cannabis.
Three of those arrested lead to ongoing investigations. Their names have not been released.