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Posted on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 12:26 p.m.

Deputies arrest woman suspected of prostitution in Ypsilanti Township

By Cindy Heflin

Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 45-year-old Ypsilanti woman on suspicion of prostitution Thursday night.

Deputies were conducting a prostitution sting operation in the area of East Michigan Avenue and Wiard Road in Ypsilanti Township about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, when they encountered a woman, whom they said they recognized as a known offender.

The police report will be forwarded to the Washtenaw County prosecutor for review, deputies said in a media summary.

In the past year, police have conducted several sting operations in which they pose either as potential clients or as prostitutes to catch suspects.

The sheriff's department also launched a webpage featuring mugshots of men arrested on suspicion of soliciting prostitutes.

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Andi Hopperson

Thu, Apr 5, 2012 : 4:52 a.m.

So, she wasn't actually caught soliciting people for the purpose of prostitution, but since the cops knew that she'd been a prostitute in the past, they just thought they'd arrest her this time, before she actually commits a crime??


Sat, Feb 18, 2012 : 3:35 p.m.

This is our law enforcement indistrial complex at work. They'll do ANYTHING to avoid laying off cops, even if it means arresting people for victimless crimes. What will happen after they round up all the prostitutes and johns? With a little detective work, they can start finding poker parties to raid. After all, poker IS illegal you know. Then they can start confiscating the homes where the poker games are played and they can confiscate the cars that the players used to drive to that house of ill repute. Once they start selling all those houses and cars, then they can afford to hire more cops and then they can start arresting people for.....


Sat, Feb 18, 2012 : 4:57 a.m.

Why is this particular sex worker being singled out? I mean, it's not exactly a shocker that one is arrested in this area, is it?


Sat, Feb 18, 2012 : 2:12 a.m.

If I were in that line of work at 45, I think I would give it up. That is a hard life at any age and it would seem the customer base would be drying up at this stage ? Good Day


Sat, Feb 18, 2012 : 1:34 a.m.

I admire her entrepreneurial spirit. Hopefully, she benefits from Governor Snyder's business tax elimination.


Sat, Feb 18, 2012 : 12:20 a.m.

Maybe the police need to check <a href="," rel='nofollow'>,</a> heaven forbid this prostitute is causing all the break ins and assaults in A2.

The Black Stallion3

Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 9:33 p.m.

I sure hope this isn't who I think it is, can you post a picture?


Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 8:40 p.m.

Come On! Really? &quot;arrested a 45-year-old Ypsilanti woman on suspicion of prostitution&quot; This shows that the economy is still bottoming out!


Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 7:56 p.m.

Does the Sherriff's Department have a website where anyone arrested for anything has thier photos posted or is it just for suspicion of hiring a prostitute? If it's embarrassment you want, why not just install pillories on the vacant land on Michigan Ave.?


Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 8:35 p.m.

<a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> tracks state offenders. Many counties/jurisdictions have their own websites to disseminate information. I know is the Jackson District 12 website, which lists criminal and civil information.


Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 7:54 p.m.

When will you start arresting the men?


Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 8:33 p.m.

They do. That's why the article states that the cops do stings both ways - cops posing as Johns to get the women, cops posing as prostitutes to get the men.

Mark Hergott

Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 6:36 p.m.

Ok, so now what? She spends time in a warm, clean place for a while, and is fed regularly? Maybe get some medical care? That's a good way to stop prostitution. We are going at this backwards. Social services ought to be involved more. She's a repeat offender. Perhaps we ought to see how we can get her out of this life.

Craig Lounsbury

Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 6:46 p.m.

&quot;She's a repeat offender. Perhaps we ought to see how we can get her out of this life.&quot; One could certainly interpret that a couple ways...;)

dading dont delete me bro

Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 6:21 p.m.

&quot;In the past year, police have conducted several sting operations in which they pose either as potential clients or as prostitutes to catch suspects.&quot; follow the links in the stories to here: <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> any updates? or is 9-29-11 the latest...?


Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 6:04 p.m.

ok now go after the serious criminals.

Craig Lounsbury

Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 6 p.m.

i feel safer already. All those prostitutes smashing in doors of law abiding citizens to sell their &quot;services&quot; is pretty scary stuff.


Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 5:50 p.m.

So much for supporting small businesses. It's not like she was selling illegal fireworks.


Sat, Feb 18, 2012 : 1:46 p.m.

Maybe you could set her up in front of your house, maybe she could teach your kids a trade while shes working.

John of Saline

Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 8:22 p.m.

Not directly, anyway.