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Video: Prostitution Sting at Idaho Casino Nets Nine Suspects


Northern Idaho law enforcement say they've busted a prostitution ring that was run out of a Native American casino.

KREM-TV reports that the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe wrapped up a several-month-long investigation at the Coeur d'Alene Casino in Worley with the arrest of nine people. Because the casino is within the jurisdiction of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe and Kootenai County, KCSO assisted in the investigation. The probe was triggered by reports from casino management who said they saw an "upswing in activities that suggested prostitutes were operating within the casino and attached resort hotel areas."

The nine arrests were made in a two-night operation. Eight females were charged with prostitution and one male was charged with solicitation of prostitution. KREM-TV reports that more arrests could have been made, but following the first night of arrests, social media posts warned of a "prostitution sting" at the casino."