Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - Orangeburg Public Safety officers say nine suspects were arrested in a recentprostitution sting.

Theeffort took place on February 17 near the corner of John C. Calhoun Drive and Bleakley Street.

Investigators say undercover female officers stood at the corner of the road dressed up to pretendthey were prostitutes. In a littleunder an hour, police say the suspects--eight men and one juvenile--came to her offering money in exchange for sex acts.

Officers say they conducted the sting because they've seen a rise in prostitution in that area. Orangeburg Public Safety Captain Mike Adamsadds thatmore stings will be conducted as necessary.

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