A 17-year-old girl was arrested in Ripon Wednesday during an internet prostitution sting run by the city’s police department.
The sting was set up thanks to noted increase in internet prostitution, the department says.
Working on so-called “escort” websites, detectives found that some alleged prostitutes were openly offering “sexual services” for money.
The investigation led authorities to a teenage girl, who agreed to meet an undercover officer at a motel.
Once at the motel, the teenager was arrested for prostitution and drug possession charges.
Police say that the teenager has already been released to her parents on a misdemeanor citation.
The department notes that they will be continuing their operation against prostitution, and ask anyone with information to call Detective Sergeant Terri Jensen at (209) 599-0261.