Police: 76 Arrested in Online Prostitution Sting
Kissimmee police have arrested 76 people during a 5-day internet prostitution sting, investigators said.
Among those arrested are, a doctor, Publix manager, customer service representative and a T-Mobile manager.
Kissimmee police joined St. Cloud police officers and spent much of last week in a decoy house targeting prostitution advertisements on sites such as backpage.com and craigslist.com. Detectives replied to ads on the websites and also posted a decoy ad on the websites.
Most of the 76 people arrested were charged with assignation to commit prostitution and enter a dwelling to commit prostitution. The operation was conducted during the period May 7-11.
See list of those arrested HERE.
“Prostitution can bring with it drug related crimes, robbery and burglary. By conducting operations like this one, we are taking steps on curtailing these types of crimes within the City of Kissimmee,” said Police Chief Iwanski.