The operation, which was staged at a private residence in Aurora, targeted several websites known for advertising sexual services, according to a release from the Aurora Police Department.
Three men were arrested and charged with solicitation of a sexual act on May 8 after they responded to an ad placed by Aurora police on one of the websites, the release said. When they arrived at the home in Aurora they allegedly offered an undercover female officer money in exchange for sex.
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The next day, Aurora police arrested seven people, six women and one man, resulting from an undercover officer responding to advertisements on the targeted websites and setting up meetings with the suspects. The suspects were arrested after they allegedly offered the male undercover officer sexual acts in exchange for money. All seven were charged with prostitution.
One suspect also faces a drug possession charge after heroin was allegedly found in her vehicle. Two of the women face felony charges based on their criminal records.