ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a teenage girl taken into custody last week in a prostitution sting in St. George was a victim who was being forced into performing sexual acts.
The Spectrum of St. George reports (http://bit.ly/190FzWX ) that several adults used intimidation and fear to get the 17-year-old girl to perform sexual acts for money.
Police on Friday arrested four adults from Utah and Nevada accused of running a St. George prostitution ring. St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said this week that two of the adults brought the teenage girl from another state to work in southern Utah.
Despain says the group ran the prostitution ring out of Las Vegas. St. George is about a two-hour drive from Las Vegas.
Court records show the sting was organized after authorities discovered the group's online ads.
Information from: The Spectrum, http://www.thespectrum.com
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