With a few clicks of the computer mouse, he pulled up a for a local woman advertising her services as an escort.
Translation: sex for money. Women who trade sex for money have found their way to solicit clients, on the information superhighway and specifically Craigslist.
As the crackdown continued into the night, five women ages were arrested on allegations of prostitution. MBI was the latest Central Florida law-enforcement endeavor to target prostitutes who market themselves online. A similar sting operation in Polk County led to 34 arrests last weekend.
Those suspects included prostitutes and pimps, Polk officials said. His years on the job have taught him how to spot a likely prostitution advertisement.
Sweet as Candy! He finds a few short sentences and a picture of a scantily clad woman.
Come on over! He wants to get her to an Orlando hotel where a pre-arranged bust is already scheduled. But she does not reply.
Central Florida MBI has been looking for prostitutes on the Internet for at least five years, scanning in such online sites as Craigslist and back. The agency schedules several stings per year but will do them spontaneously if hotels or other businesses complain.
MBI also monitors massage parlors, some of which advertise on the Internet. But it leaves the streetwalkers who frequent high-traffic areas such as to local law enforcement.
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