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Five Men Arrested in Undercover Prostitution Sting in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The men were taken into custody in the area of Grant Avenue and Mt. Vernon Street after approaching and soliciting two female undercover officers, says police spokesperson Lisa Cox.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield police say they've arrested five men following a four-hour undercover prostitution investigation Thursday night.

The men were taken into custody in the area of Grant Avenue and Mt. Vernon Street after approaching and soliciting two female undercover officers, says police spokesperson Lisa Cox.

The suspects were cited for patronizing prostitution. Their names are not being released until charges have been filed.

Members of the department's Community Services Section and the Special Investigations Unit made the arrests.

Cox says prostitution has been an ongoing complaint among business owners and residents of the area.
 
KOLR10's Laurie Patton will have more on this story tonight at five and six.
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