15 people arrested in online prostitution ring

15 people arrested in online prostitution ring


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office has arrested 15 people in connection with an online prostitution ring.

Undercover officers responded to ads posted by prostitutes offering their services on the website backpage.com and then met with the prostitutes.

The prostitutes and those facilitating prostitution were then taken into custody.

Several of the suspects arrested were also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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