Prostitution Sting Reveals Illegal Online Hookups
You may not see prostitutes on the corner block but they are still out there. Police arrested one alleged prostitute and a man accused of pandering, or pimping. It was part of an undercover sting.
According to police reports officers met with someone named "Chloe" and barraged to meet her at the Tulsa Inn and Suites motel. They reportedly made a deal of $150 for a 30 minute massage.
Police used a website they say is becoming popular for illegal hookups, called Backpage.com. Officers say they arrested Destiny Niles, after she tried to go too far with an undercover officer in room 135.
They also arrested Clarence Holden for pandering, or pimping. He reportedly had her driver's license with his own in another room and 500-bucks in cash. TPD has since added human trafficking after Niles told officers that Holden forced her into her car and took her against her will.
Holden allegedly took her ID, credit card and all the money made from "Internet dates."
We called a few of the women, posing on the website. One woman says she uses it for dates, who take her out and buy nice things.
Reporter: "So, do you have a pimp?"
Woman: "No ma'am, I do not," she said.
She says men who are considered her clients, take her out. Her "Sugar Daddy," as she calls him, takes care of her.
The recent arrests were just part of a routine sting of Tulsa police's vice unit. They normally they look out for prostitution and under aged drinking.
According to the booking report, about three other women were also "being forced to date Johns from the Internet."
The women interviewed by police "were obviously scared to cooperate with law enforcement..." and showed "classic signs and symptoms" of brainwashing.