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10 Arrested on Prostitution Charge

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Nine women and one man are facing prostitution charges in Charlottesville. Investigators say they accessed Internet ads that suggested sexual services for money to make the arrests.

All ten people have been released and have pending court dates. 

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City of Charlottesville Press Release: Prostitution Arrests

November 10, 2009

CONTACT PERSON: Ric Barrick

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – From November 1 thru November 4, 2009, the Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) conducted an investigation into alleged prostitution activity in Charlottesville, Virginia. Charlottesville Police accessed public Internet sites to review advertisements that suggested the purpose of the ad was to provide a sexual service in exchange for money.

CPD has investigated previous incidents and received citizen complaints about public Internet sites with ads offering to provide a sexual service for money.

During this operation, ten people were arrested and issued a summons for violating Virginia Code Section 18.2-346(A) Prostitution, a class 1 misdemeanor. All ten people were released after the arrest with pending court dates in the Charlottesville General District Court.

Charlottesville Police continue to monitor and address this type of illegal activity using a variety of investigative methods.

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