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Teen charged with prostitution in Valparaiso

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A 16-year-old girl was arrested Sept. 12 at the Marriot Courtyard in Valparaiso on a delinquency charge of prostitution, the Porter County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said in a statement released after deadline on Friday.

The arrest was made by the Porter County Drug Task Force.

“During a routine review of the ‘escort services’ section of an on-line Internet classified-ad site, agents learned that the woman was advertising sexual services in Porter County,” the statement said. “Agents arranged for her to come to the Marriot and she was arrested shortly after arriving and attempting to negotiate for sexual services.”

The girl was detained at the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center pending the filing of a delinquency petition, the statement said.

“Prosecuting Attorney Brian Gensel, whose offices supervised the activities of the Drug Task Force, stated that agents are monitoring escort service advertisements on the Internet and that soliciting for prostitution in Porter County will be investigated and prosecuted.”



Posted 9/17/2012