INDIANAPOLIS – A joint operation between the Department of Code Enforcement and Indianapolis Metropolitan police netted seven arrests as investigators crack down on prostitution and human trafficking.
IMPD’s VICE Unit researched online ads of suspected escorts and massage therapists, arranging appointments at various locations around Indianapolis. Detectives then went undercover to see if the respondents intended to engage in prostitution.
Eight escorts and one massage therapist agreed to meet. Seven people were arrested; Code Enforcement issued eight Uniform Traffic Tickets (UTTs) for no escort license and one for no massage therapist license. No respondents were identified as human traffic victims, investigators said.
UTTs establish a court date by which a judge may impose fines up of to $2,500 per violation.