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Prostitution sting nets 10 in Tacoma’s South End

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm |
June 29, 2010 3:14 pm

Tacoma police arrested 10 men during a prostitution sting last week along the southern end of Pacific Avenue.

Residents and business owners in the area of 92nd Street and Pacific Avenue had been complaining about prostitution activity, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

The department’s special investigations unit, gang team, the Sector 4 community liaison officers, other officers and federal immigration agents conducted an undercover prostitution operation in the area Thursday.

The officers arrested 10 men on suspicion of soliciting prostitution, Fulghum said. Of those, five were determined to be illegal aliens and handled over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, he added.

Another 18 men were contacted after officers suspected they were loitering in the for the purposes of prostitution.

The operation was funded by the city’s community based services program, Fulghum said.

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