Daylight Prostitution Sting Nets Six Arrests In Knoxville

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knoxville (WVLT) – A daylight prostitution sting has resulted in six arrests on eight charges.

The Knoxville Police Department says its East District Patrol Division Squad A conducted the sting Thursday between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM due to complaints from citizens in the community.

They focused on Magnolia Avenue and the communities of Parkridge and Old North Knoxville.

With some officers undercover as customers, they arrested five women and one man on charges of solicitation for the purpose of prostitution.

They also charged one person with public intoxication and another with possession of drug paraphernalia.

This was one of many on going prostitution stings that will be conducted in the near future.

The goal according to KPD is to clean up Knoxville communities while targeting known prostitutes and other criminals.

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