19 men arrested in Mounds View prostitution sting

7:04 AM, Nov 1, 2013   |    comments
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MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. - Mounds View's Police Chief says 19 men are facing criminal charges after being rounded up in a recent prostitution sting.

Chief Tom Kinney says an ad was placed online advertising a meeting place for sex acts at a local hotel. Officers from the Mounds View and St. Paul Police Departments set up a sting and arrested 19 alleged Johns who showed up to have sex in exchange for money.  

Kinney called the operation "rather successful."

All 19 men were cited with a gross misdemeanor charge of engaging in prostitution. Official charges will be handed down by the Moundsview City Attorney, which could be in the next couple of weeks.


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