SALT LAKE CITY — Nearly 50 people were arrested during a four-day prostitution sting operation in Salt Lake City that ended Friday.
Dozens of women made agreements with men that they had no idea were police, and undercover female officers walked the streets making deals with unsuspecting would-be customers, FOX 13 News reported.
During the operation, which took place throughout the Salt Lake Valley, officers searched hotel rooms and the streets for those involved with prostitution, Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking told KSL Friday.
“We have religious leaders, politicians, your homeless, your average Joe out there,” Wilking said. “We have everybody that solicits prostitution, all different walks of life, as well as the women that are engaged in prostitution come from all different walks of life.
“The prostitution isn’t going away, but neither are we. We’re going to continue to focus on that.”