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Operation Fall Fling Results in Prostitution Arrests

Tue 11-22-2016 []

(Storm Lake)-- Six men ware arrested Saturday night and Sunday morning in connection with an investigation by Storm Lake Police into online solicitation of prostitutes.

The department began the investigation “Operation Fall Fling” into underground sex trafficking via the internet. For a week’s period, officers monitored and communicated via a variety of methods with people soliciting for sex.

Saturday evening, Storm Lake Police Officers posed as prostitutes via the internet as several men allegedly arranged meetings for the purpose of paying for sex at a local motel in Storm Lake.

Six men were charged with prostitution, an aggravated misdemeanor… 23-year old Demarius Daniels and 35-year-old Lay Htoo, both of Storm Lake… 59-year-old Mark Halverson of Linn Grove… 34-year-old William Foster of Fairmont, Texas… 38-year-old Dennis Ball of Spencer… and 49-year-old Kevin Folchert of Sioux City. All six were jailed on two-thousand dollar bonds.

Police report they seized over 25-hundred dollars in cash during the investigation.

(Thanks to Community First Broadcasting's KAYL in Storm Lake)