An operation conducted by undercover Austintown police officers has resulted in three prostitution-related arrests this month involving the online classified ad site, Back.
The latest to be charged is Katherine Sakalosh, 32, of Youngstown. According to a police report, an officer answered an ad in the Back.
The two agreed to meet at a gas station on the corner of Mahoning Avenue and Route 46 on Wednesday, according to the report. When the woman got into the unmarked cruiser, the officer says he identified himself and placed her under arrest.
Police identified the woman as Sakalosh, confiscating a condom and cell phone as evidence. She was booked into the Mahoning County jail on charges of soliciting and possessing criminal tools where she waits for a court hearing next week.
Sakalosh is the third person arrested this month as part of the Austintown Police crackdown on prostitution associated with Back. A man and a woman were charged earlier this month after similar, but separate police sting operations.
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