Nine busted in sex sting - The Barrie Examiner - Ontario, CA
Barrie police were dressed for the occasion when undercover officers nabbed nine people in a prostitution bust this week.
The Maple Avenue area in the city’s downtown caught the eye of city police again after complaints about prostitution spurred a two-day sting, Wednesday and Thursday.
“We did use undercover officers,” Const. Toni Dufour said. “We used females that posed as prostitutes and males that posed as johns.”
Officers surveyed the area and played the parts of both buyer and seller, resulting in seven men and two women being charged with communicating for the purpose of prostitution.
“We frequently receive complaints about prostitution in our city, not unlike any other city, mind you, and it’s important that we act on these complaints,” Dufour said. “People who work and enjoy our downtown shouldn’t have to witness and encounter these transactions being negotiated.
“It’s illegal and unappealing,” she added....