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HCPD: 9 arrested during online prostitution sting

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Nine people were arrested Wednesday night during a prostitution sting in Myrtle Beach that utilized a website known for that activity.

According to a news release from the Horry County Police Department, detectives with the Narcotics and Vice section set up deals for sexual acts in exchange for money, and agreed to meet at locations around Myrtle Beach.

As technology changes, police change their tactics to keep up with crime.

"It's another avenue. Obviously, prostitution occurred before the Internet came out. However, with new technology, there are new ways to do things," said Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department.

According to HCPD, the following nine people were arrested and charged with prostitution:

  • Amanda Marie Ambler, 26, Yukon, Oklahoma
  • Heather Jane Ann Shea Coleman, 35, Longs, SC
  • William Cody Edmund, 25, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Tara Melissa Forsythe, 31, Ash, North Carolina
  • Tiffany Marie Forsythe, 31, Ash, North Carolina
  • Robert Wayne Glidewell, 42, Ash, North Carolina
  • Marcus Hugh Hopkins, 40, Ash, North Carolina
  • Amber Marie Mercure Muirhead, 38, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Ashley Melissa Long, 26, Myrtle Beach, SC

Ashley Long was also charged with simple possession of marijuana.

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