MPD arrests 60 in prostitution sweep

Metropolitan police have arrested 60 people in a large prostitution sweep in the downtown area of Washington.

Dubbed "Operation Off the Streets 2," police from the First and Third districts took the 60 individuals into custody{ }for prostitution-related crimes in just 36 hours.

Police say the cases involved both men and women and ranged from basic street level prostitution to internet and hotel prostitution in Northwest D.C.

Tips were received from the public through 911 calls, list server postings online as well as information from community meetings.

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