An online prostitution sting using ads on Craigslist and Backpage culminated in the arrests of three women.
The sting, conducted Tuesday, focused on the ads for such services that are posted on those two websites, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said Wednesday afternoon in a prepared statement.
"Unfortunately, we are seeing an increase in internet sex trafficking, which is being conducted in our local hotels and motels in the Miami Valley," Plummer said in his statement. "In an effort to combat this problem, we will be conducting more of these types of investigations in the future."
Neither Plummer nor the Montgomery County Range Task Force released any information about where the sting took place.
The three who were arrested are (their addresses were not available):
In early June, 10 men and women throughout Montgomery and Clark counties were arrested in an online prostitution sting that focused on the two popular classified advertising websites.
That operation was conducted in May in various locations by the Range Task Force, the Clark County Sheriff's office and Englewood police.
Those arrested in that operation ranged in age from 19 to 47 and the charges included soliciting, promoting prostitution, possession of criminal tools and improper handling of a firearm.