published Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Nationwide sex sting extends to East Tennessee

The arrests made as part of the FBI’s nationwide Operation Cross Country sting included 17 people in East Tennessee — seven of them in Knox County, authorities said.

Some of the arrests resulted in state charges, some in federal charges, FBI Agent Kelly Kindness said.

Eight women were arrested on prostitution charges during the sting, according to an FBI news release.

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