Four people have been arrested in a prostitution sting in Ames.
Authorities say 20-year-old Mohammed Aldhaheri, 56-year-old David Merritt, 32-year-old Jason Prouty, and 24-year-old Hua Huang are all facing charges. Aldhaheri, Merritt, and Huang are from Ames and Prouty is from Ogden.
After a month of preparation, the police posted ads online soliciting sex. An undercover officer met with those who replied at an agreed upon location.
The four men are all charged with prostitution.
Ames officials say they didn’t find any instances of human trafficking this time but authorities think the city is vulnerable because major highways go through the area.
Police say they will likely conduct more undercover events like this in the future.