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9 men arrested in Internet prostitution sting

CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — Nine men from Minnesota and Wisconsin have been arrested in an Internet prostitution sting.

Detectives used a Cloquet hotel as the base for the prostitution arrests. The men are from Duluth, Minneapolis, Cloquet and Superior, Wis., and range in age from 24 to 62.

Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler said social media and the Internet have allowed prostitution to flourish. He said people have access to information and opportunities not provided in the past. The nine men have posted bail, which was set at $600 or $6,000 cash.

The Duluth News Tribune said federal agents helped conduct the sting operation.

Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com

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