Police: At least 9 arrested during prostitution sting in Pittsburgh


PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police arrested at least nine women during a prostitution sting Friday, according to court records.

Investigators said undercover officers conducted the sting by responding to advertisements on escort-related Web sites.

Officers set up meetings with the women advertising online, and had them meet an undercover officer at a city hotel. The women were arrested once they agreed on a price for various sex acts.

The women included residents from Pittsburgh and other areas as far away as Allentown and Akron, Ohio.

The sting, according to criminal complaints, was conducted by city police detectives, along with the FBI's Human Trafficking Task Force, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Task Force, the state Attorney General's Office, federal probation officers and the Allegheny County sheriff's department.

Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.