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Four arrested in prostitution sting

Four arrested in prostitution sting

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SIOUX CITY | Four women from Milwaukee, Wis., were arrested in the wake of a prostitution sting Wednesday night in Grandview Park.

According to court documents, police found an ad on Backpage.com, a known prostitution website, and contacted it.

One of the women, Jazmere Townsend, 21, allegedly agreed to meet an undercover officer in the park.

The officer met Townsend, who agreed to sex for $120 in an unmarked city minivan.

Jazmere had a “two-girl special” advertised, which the officer inquired about.

The officer was asked if he preferred skinny or thicker women, but he left the decision up to Townsend, according to court documents.

Kendra Bey, 23, walked over to the defendant. The agreement was for $120 each, but $250 was paid for in cash for the women to get into the unmarked van.

Both women were arrested. Two other women with Townsend -- Ranisha Boyd, 19, and Samaria Williams, 20 -- were also arrested in connection to the prostitution ring.

Townsend is charged with pimping, a felony, and soliciting prostitution. She is being held in the Woobdury County Jail on $3,000 bond.

Bey, Boyd and Williams are charged with prostitution and are being held on $2,000 bond.

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