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Gene Kennedy and Andrew Adams reporting Sandy police arrested two people for allegedly using the popular site Craigslist. Police say the suspects posted an ad for an exotic massage service, and that was the first step to getting busted.
On her Facebookyear-old Julia Jane Young says she works in the modeling business "[handling] the models mostly and occasionally jumping in on a shoot. Victor Quezada, spokesman for the Sandy Police Department.
It's a business advertising itself, like so many others on Craigslist. But Sandy police say Young and Hopkins arranged for their clients to meet girls for sex acts. One girl was as young as Sandy police say some of these sex acts were occurring at a hotel in Midvale. Someone who was concerned for the wellbeing of these girls tipped off police. Then undercover officers did a sting and got the evidence to arrest Hopkins and Young. Police say the two had been running the operation for at least a couple months.
More and more, investigators are patrolling sites like Craigslist, looking for illegal activities.
Salt Lake City police tell Eyewitness News their vice squad monitors the site regularly. It's the same story for Sandy police. As for Young and Hopkins, charges have been filed against the two for allegedly exploiting prostitutes. They both appear in court tomorrow morning.
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