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10 Arrested in Twin Ports Prostitution Sting

Created: 12/11/2013 11:34 PM WDIO.com

10 people have been arrested after a six-week undercover operation on prostitution and human trafficking in the Twin Ports. 

The Superior Police Department, The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Duluth Police Department and the Lake Superior Drug and Gang Task Force ran three separate operations, beginning October 18th, to discover both prostitutes and those soliciting prostitutes. 

Using backpage.com, the joint operation both answered online advertisements and themselves posted online advertisements for prostitution. 

It resulted in the the arrest of two females following through on solicitations and eight males answering solicitations. 

All 10 arrested have been referred to the District Attorney's office for prosecution. 

Authorities say the investigation remains ongoing.

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