5 Knoxville women arrested in undercover prostitution sting

5 Knoxville women arrested in undercover prostitution sting

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Teresa Stipes (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Teresa Stipes (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
Marie Crawford (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Marie Crawford (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
Mary Puleo (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Mary Puleo (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
Shannon White (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Shannon White (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
Clarisa Daggs (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Clarisa Daggs (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Five women are now facing charges after Knoxville police conducted an undercover prostitution sting Tuesday.

Officers said the operation began at 6 o'clock in the morning. The focus was in the areas around Magnolia Avenue and Central Avenue.

Teresa Stipes, 35; Marie Crawford, 48; Mary Puleo, 38; Shannon White, 24; and Clarisa Daggs, 26, were all arrested.

All five were within 100 feet of a church or 1.5 miles of a school when they were caught. Each woman was listed as homeless in the police report with the exception of Crawford.

The sting was part of an ongoing effort to address prostitution concerns and other related problems.

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