Polk Deputies Round Up 89 In Online Sting

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A high school principal and three women who traveled to the area to make money during the Republican National Convention are among 89 people arrested by Polk County Sheriff’s detectives in an online prostitution sting investigation.

Sheriff Grady Judd will provide details of the investigation during a Friday afternoon news conference in Polk County.

Authorities say detectives conducted the investigation between Aug. 24 and Aug. 30. The 89 suspects have been charged with crimes ranging from soliciting prostitution to drugs to battery on a law enforcement officer.

No further details were immediately available.

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