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Dozens arrested in Greenville Co. prostitution sting


Deputies said they received several complaints about prostitution in parts of Greenville County, so they planned an undercover sting and made dozens of arrests.

Deputy Drew Pinciaro says from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12  deputies used undercover techniques to investigate and make prostitution arrests. "You might think you're dealing with a civilian, but it could be an officer on the other side," said Pinciaro. "We do that to deter people from committing these types of crimes."

Pinciaro says many of the complaints were about the west side and south end parts of the county, especially near Augusta Road and Interstate 85 and Old Buncombe Road and Kerns Avenue, though they conducted the sting throughout the county.

"We encourage the citizens of Greenville County to contact us when they are having any type of problem," said Pinciaro.

After three days, deputies arrested 10 women and 49 men on charges of prostitution in addition to other charges including driving under suspension and possession of cocaine.

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