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Police busting prostitution using the web

West Palm Beach, FL|Sex-Trafficking|Add Comment
By: cbs12.com

Prostitution may be the world's oldest profession, but Local police are using a new way to catch hookers in the act.


Backpage.com is a website where "escorts" can advertise their services.


West Palm Beach police say that's just a front for alleged prostitutes. Last night alone, they nabbed 12 people for prostitution related charges.


Police say all of them advertised on backpage.com.


Sgt. Jospeh Herb says, “They post their ads every three hours because they have to refresh to the top. We have an undisclosed location. We call the girls, set up appointments and basically say we want to meet them."


After the suspects agreed to money, cops came in for the arrests.

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