Dozens Arrested In Tempe Child Prostitution Sting

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:25pm
Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:26pm

Tempe police have arrested 30 people in a prostitution sting, including 14 men charged with soliciting children. Sgt. Mike Pooley says detectives posed as child prostitutes on websites used by pedophiles.

"It’s a world most people don’t know, but those that are involved, those involved in this type of crime that victimizes young kids," Pooley said. "They know where it’s at. If you know what you’re looking for, you know where to find it."

Pooley said this operation only ran five days, but there will probably be more stings in the future.

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