KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knox County sheriff's deputies arrested twelve people between Tuesday and Wednesday at a Merchant's Drive hotel in a prostitution sting.
Arrests were made after appointments were set up with undercover officers posing as escorts on backpage.com.
The Sheriff's office chose the location. A department spokesperson said the stings are conducted in various parts of town.
The twelve were arrested on charges of patronizing prostitution within a hundred feet of a church.
Trial dates are set throughout the month of March.