PROSTITUTION STING: 11 Arrests In Ankeny | News
A prostitution sting in Ankeny resulted in the arrest of 11 people Wednesday.
Investigators placed an ad on backpage.com that resulted in around 200 inquiries.
Ankeny police arrested eight men and three women Wednesday at an undisclosed hotel in town and then transported them to the Polk County Jail.
The suspects are all charged with prostitution, which is an aggravated misdemeanor.
27-year-old Andrew Novak of Ames
61-year-old Chris Gilroy of Story City
45-year-old Scott Daniel of Pleasant Hill
45-year-old Rita Gray of Des Moines
21-year-old Levi Riddick of Bloomfield
48-year-old David Nord of Sleepy Eye, MN
54-year-old Michael Spurlock of Ames
25-year-old Thwang Chia Hlun of Des Moines
21-year-old Sarina Williams of Des Moines
28-year-old Erin Blue of Des Moines
40-year-old Luis Espinoza of Denver, CO
Police say Erin Blue was also charged with interference and had two outstanding arrest warrants when she was taken into custody.