Sacto 9-1-1
May 28, 2008
Watt Avenue prostitution sting nets 12 arrests

From Stan Oklobdzija:

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department conducted an undercover prostitution sting Thursday along Watt Avenue, according to sheriff spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran.

Eleven women were arrested on charges of prostitution and one man was arrested on charges related to pimping, Curran said. The operation was conducted by problem oriented police, or POP, officers from the department's Northwest Division.

"There has been an issue with prostitution in that area for many years and as the weather heats up, the problem becomes even greater," Curran said. "The POP guys wanted to hit it early ... to try to put a dent in the problem."

But the world's oldest profession is also apparently the world's most resilient. Sheriff's deputies had hit that same stretch of Watt Avenue just a week earlier, catching 12 suspected johns and seven alleged prostitutes in a similar operation.

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