Jump to Latest Follow. ed Dec 29, Police, posing as "johns" - or males seeking sex - used an ad posted on the Internet site known as Craigslist and attracted prostitutes to a Palm Drive mobile home beginning about 5 p.
Within hours, notice of the sting was posted on Craigslist to warn people, but it was too late for the seven people arrested, according to West Bridgewater police Sgt. John Werner. The seven people include several from the region, and one from as far away as New Jersey.
The sting was prompted by advertisements for "erotic services" in southeastern Massachusetts. This comes less than a week after a Taunton sting netted five johns within 70 minutes. The Taunton sting was focused on increasing complaints of prostitutes working the city's business district, but the world's oldest profession has taken to the Internet, which authorities say facilitates the sale of sex in the suburbs.
Craigslist is a centralized network of online urban communities that provides for free advertising and forums on various topics. During Wednesday's sting, which included four separate undercover operations, two female suspects arrived with male companions who were providing security for them, the suspects told police. Werner said five women and two men, including Randolph, Taunton and Middleboro residents, were taken into custody.
Most were prostitutes, some were drivers. They were all charged with engaging in sexual conduct for a fee. Five were held overnight and two released on bail. All are set to appear in Brockton District court today. Police said there were also five warrants out against her.
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