Crimetracker: Twelve arrested in Knox County prostitution sting

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.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 193612431 - local8now.com/a?a=193612431
Gray Television, Inc.