Sheriff launches new Craigslist sting for prostitution

June 13, 2008 2:32:36 PM PDT
The Cook County sheriff has launched another prostitution crackdown aimed at people using the Web site Craigslist.The sheriff's office says this is the fourth operation targeting possible illegal activities on the Web site in the last 18 months.

The new round of stings led to the arrest of 76 men and women.

Special operations officers regularly monitor the "erotic services" section of the Web site.

Since January of last year, the officers have arrested 149 people on charges ranging from prostitution to juvenile pimping.


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