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10 men arrested in prostitution sting in Fort Collins using ads on Craigslist, Backpage, more

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Posted at 10:33 AM, Nov 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 12:33:31-05

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Ten men were arrested in an undercover prostitution sting in Fort Collins.

The Fort Collins Police Services' Neighborhood Enforcement Team said it placed ads on popular websites like Craigslist and Backpage.

The "potential clients" who scheduled an appointment arrived at an agreed upon hotel, but found an empty room, police said.

"When the men exited the building, officers made contact and took them into custody," Fort Collins Police said.

Officials said the goal of the sting is to make Fort Collins a difficult market for soliciting or selling sexual services.

"Police plan to continue enforcement efforts at various locations around Fort Collins and will keep adapting their approach as this underground marketplace evolves," Fort Collins Police said.

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