Five arrested in online prostitution stings

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Updated: 8/01/2013 9:41 pm
Five individuals were arrested following two separate online prostitution stings late on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. 

According to the news release, Lubbock undercover police officers conducted an online prostitution sting at the Red Roof Inn located at 6624 I-27. 

The first sting took place at 11:33 p.m. on Wednesday, which officers discovered a juvenile female being used as a prostitute. 

Later on Thursday at 2:45 a.m., officers were able to conduct another sting where more arrests were made and another juvenile female being used for prostitution was taken into custody. 

Samantha Arrambide ,20, and Gregori Arrambide ,23, of Lubbock were arrested on charges of human trafficking and aggravated promotion of prostitution.

April Ramirez ,19, of Lubbock also booked on those charges plus a charge of compelling prostitution.
 
Two more suspects were arrested in the second sting at that motel early Thursday morning. Leah King ,21, of Slaton and 29-year-old Abel Reyna, Junior of Post are each held on charges of human trafficking  and aggravated promotion of prostitution.
 
King is also held on a charge of compelling prostitution.
    
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Liberty Seeker - 8/2/2013 10:18 AM
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I wonder how the city defines prostitution. If it is accepting excessive amounts of funds to {censored by sender} a person or persons, then the city of Lubbock Utilities should be raided for the same charges. Even charging as little as $30.00 to talk to an LP&L payment arrangement call girl for a couple of minutes to satisfy a customer looks like a {censored} business operation from my perspective.
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