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Craigslist prostitution hits Wenatchee

In a nice underscore to my story last month that explored Craigslist prostitution stings in North Idaho, the Wenatchee World reports two Seattle-area women were arrested last week for working as prostitututes out of the Cedars Inn in East Wenatchee.

The AP’s pickup of the World story identifies the women only as a 22-year-old from Burien and a 24-year-old from Seattle and says they told officers “they came to the Wenatchee area because they could make more money here.”

Must be the vacationers.

Sting targets Craigslist prostiution

Kootenai County authorities were monitoring local Craigslist postings even before Philip Markoff was charged with murder and with assaulting and robbing women he’d met through the Web site, which offers free classified ads.

Their effort highlights a sex market that thrives online and exists all over the United States, from glitzy East Coast cities to seeminly sleepy North Idaho towns.

Read my story here.

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