An undercover prostitution sting involving state, federal and military authorities at a Fayetteville hotel on Friday led to the arrest of 20 people, Fayetteville police said.
Three women and 17 men were charged in the operation. The suspects range in age from 18 to 57, according to arrest records.
Those arrested are from Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Raleigh, Fort Bragg, Lumberton, Steadman and Spring Lake.
A wide range of organizations were involved in the bust.
They were: the Fayetteville Police Department’s human trafficking unit, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office human trafficking unit, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command at Fort Bragg, the State Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and 5 Sparrows Anti-Human Trafficking Organization.
A total of 29 charges, including both misdemeanors and felonies, resulted from the investigation, police said.
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