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Eight arrested in Cheektowaga prostitution sting

Eight women suspected of being part of a prostitution ring were arrested in a sting operation at a Cheektowaga hotel last week, Cheektowaga police said Monday.

Cheektowaga authorities were working with federal law enforcement as part of "Operation Cross Country," described as a national effort by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children targeting commercial sex trafficking.

In the sting which was conducted Thursday, the women agreed to perform various sexual acts with an undercover detective for a fee, police said.

As the suspects were being booked, three of them claimed to be sisters, officials said.

The suspects were from Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda and ranged in age from 20 to 38.

Two more people who allegedly transported the suspected prostitutes were arrested and charged for false personation, outstanding warrants and drug possession.

 

 

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