FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
LOCAL TEEN ARRESTED IN INTERNET PROSTITUTION STING:
Ripon Ca. – In response to an increase in prostitution related incidents, the Ripon Police Department conducted an internet prostitution sting at an undisclosed motel yesterday. Ripon detectives contacted subjects on “Escort” web sites. Some of the “Escorts” brazenly offer sexual services for money. During the course of this investigation a 17 year old Ripon girl, who was advertising her services on a popular web site, arraigned to meet the undercover officer at the motel to provide “Services.” After speaking to an undercover officer, she was taken into custody for prostitution and drug possession. She was released on a misdemeanor citation to her parent. The Ripon Police Department will continue to target prostitution with a combination of patrol based, and special operations based enforcement. If you have information regarding prostitution in Ripon, please contact Detective Sergeant Terri Jensen at 599-0261.
P.I.O. – First – Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336