17 arrested in Craig’s List prostitution bust

Published 1:46 am Sunday, November 8, 2009

An undercover effort involving police agencies from all along the Gulf Coast that targeted escort services and individuals listed on Craig’s List resulted in the arrest of 17 people.

Undercover operatives contacted services on the list. Police say that all those arrested agreed to sexual acts in exchange for money once they met undercover officers.

Two of those arrested are from the Jackson, Miss. area and had been on the coast for two weeks. More arrests are anticipated as a result of this operation.

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The agencies involved included D’Iberville Police, Biloxi Police, Gulfport Police, Ocean Springs Police, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson County Narcotics Task Force and Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.