40 arrested in St. Cloud prostitution sting

5:58 PM, Sep 17, 2012   |    comments
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Samantha Degonia was one of 40 people arrested in a prostitution sting in St. Cloud.


St. Cloud, Florida -- Police in St. Cloud, located in Osceola County, say they've arrested 40 suspects after targeting online escort websites.

Suspects were arrested on charges such as engaging in, soliciting to commit or transportation for the purposes of prostitution.

The prostitution sting took place between September 12 and 14. Police say they contacted people who advertised on the website Backpage.com under the "adult escorts" heading.

Those who responded by agreeing to have sex in exchange for money were given a location meet at, where they were subsequently arrested.

Police are calling the sting a pro-active measure to deter prostitution and soliciting prostitution online in the St. Cloud area.

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