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22 Denver-area women arrested in prostitution investigation

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DENVER — After an exhaustive four-month investigation involving six departments, law enforcement arrested 22 Denver-area women on prostitution charges last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Monday.

The women were advertising as escorts on two websites – DenverBackPage.com and Preferred411.com, the FBI said. Police determined the women were using the site to facilitate prostitution and verify clients. Previous investigations nationally have shown similar websites may involve human trafficking crimes, but no such charges have emerged from the two-day Denver operation so far.

“We will continue to investigate crimes involving prostitution in the Denver Metro area and keep up with the evolving technology used by people in this industry,” Denver Police Department Lieutenant James Henning said.