A recent Polk County six-day-long undercover sting resulted in 114 arrests.
The sting — dubbed “Operation Not So Silent Night” — focused on suspects allegedly advertising prostitution in online ads and human trafficking.
While a total of 114 people were arrested, warrants were filed on two others.
During the investigation, female undercover detectives posted fictitious ads online, and male undercover detectives responded to ads posted online by others.
The suspects ranged in age from 17 to 64 years old. In a news release, the sheriff’s office highlighted some of the arrests.
Undercover prostitution stings happen every day across the U.S. Police usually employ any tactics, even if they are not legal, to try and make arrests. Our Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton understand how unfair these stings can be. We can help you understand the charges you are facing and make sure you have the best defense possible.
Whether or not your prostitution-related charges stemmed from an undercover police operation, a conviction can have serious consequences. You can face fines, probation, and even time in jail. You will also likely suffer damage to your reputation both professionally and personally.
In order to limit the penalties you face or to avoid a conviction altogether, your first step should be calling us for a free consultation at 866-608-5529. We are available 24/7 and you can always contact us online.