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Prostitution sting in Sarasota nets 17 arrests
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Prostitution sting in Sarasota nets 17 arrests

Sarasota, Florida - Sarasota Police have arrested 17 people suspected of being prostitutes or potential customers.

The undercover investigations were conducted on January 31 and February 1. The primary locations for these operations were the North Tamiami Trail, Gillespie Park Neighborhood, and N. Washington Blvd.  

Mug Shot Gallery: Booking photos of the 17 arrested

Officers arrested eight people on prostitution charges.  Four of those arrested were booked as Homeless and seven have current or previous narcotics related arrest charges. 

The following were arrested during the "Prostitution" operations:

Officers arrested nine individual during the "John" portion of the investigation.  Officers seized seven vehicles, plus towing and storage fees. 

The following were arrested during the "John" operation:

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