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Posting About Prostitutes: Oxford Police Arrest Four, More Probable

OXFORD, Miss.–If you post online ads for prostitutes, you open yourself up to an investigation where you are fairly traceable. In Oxford the investigation started late last year that led to four arrests, and more may be coming.

A news release from Oxford Police said Monday that they made the arrests late last week. The Oxford-Lafayette Metro Narcotics Unity, along with the state attorney general’s office and the FBI were credited with linking several “criminal incidents” to online posts about prostitution.

“While four arrests may seem like a small number, citizens need to know that this specific criminal activity can be related back to domestic violence, assaults, robberies and illegal narcotic activity,” said Joey East, chief of police. “It is not simply the exchange of money for sex.”

He said Oxford is a family and retiree-friendly town where criminal activity will not be tolerated and that he is confident more people will be nailed in the investigation.

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