PROSTITUTION STING: 11 Arrests In Ankeny

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A prostitution sting in Ankeny resulted in the arrest of 11 people Wednesday.

Investigators placed an ad on backpage.com that resulted in around 200 inquiries.

Ankeny police arrested eight men and three women Wednesday at an undisclosed hotel in town and then transported them to the Polk County Jail.

The suspects are all charged with prostitution, which is an aggravated misdemeanor.

Arrested were:

27-year-old Andrew Novak of Ames

61-year-old Chris Gilroy of Story City

45-year-old Scott Daniel of Pleasant Hill

45-year-old Rita Gray of Des Moines

21-year-old Levi Riddick of Bloomfield

48-year-old David Nord of Sleepy Eye, MN

54-year-old Michael Spurlock of Ames

25-year-old Thwang Chia Hlun of Des Moines

21-year-old Sarina Williams of Des Moines

28-year-old Erin Blue of Des Moines

40-year-old Luis Espinoza of Denver, CO

Police say Erin Blue was also charged with interference and had two outstanding arrest warrants when she was taken into custody.

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