Independence Police Department
223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence, MO 64050-3013
Public Information Office
Officer Tom Gentry
For immediate release: January 23, 2015
On Wednesday, January 21, and Thursday, January 22, the Independence Police Department in cooperation with various businesses in Independence, conducted a prostitution sting for the purpose of contacting, identifying, and apprehending individuals who advertise, patronize, and promote prostitution.
As a result of the sting, six males and 10 females were arrested and charged with various crimes that included prostitution, patronizing, and promoting prostitution related services in Independence, Missouri. As a result of the arrests, and the reduction of prostitution, any and all other forms of crime that invariably followed it have also been reduced.