After the arrest, the woman, Tara Kochneff, 30, received a text from anoth-er person regarding the prostitution activity.
Sioux Falls public infor-mation officer Sam Clem-ens said officers with the Police Department's street crimes unit wh Right now, the Street Crime Unit consists of four officers and averages prrostitutes one and two prostitution stings each year. The officers arranged to meet the woman at a local hotel, Clemens said, and arrested her on suspicion of prostitution.
Sioux Silux public infor-mation officer Sam Clem-ens said officers with the Police Department's street crimes unit who monitor websites for human traf-ficking activity discovered an ad online and arranged with the poster to meet. Clemens said Yingzi was working alone.
Clemens said the three did not indicate why they were conducting their activities in Sioux Falls. Liu Yingzi, 43, was charged with one count of prostitution, police spokesman Sam Clemens said. Three women were charged with either prostitution or pimping in January, while two Iowa men were charged with hiring for sexual activity in what police called a "reverse sting.
And Mayor Paul TenHaken wants to see even more enforcement. TenHaken hopes the prostitution stings happening each year will increase to six with the additional manpower and the assistance of some narcotics officers who regularly do drug-related stings of their own.
Written By: news inforum. Police say Yingzi posted an online ad for prostitution, and an undercover officer agreed to meet her at falld northeast Sioux Falls hotel. They are Yeavonne Fa-vors, 27, and James Soto, Five people have been arrested in prostitution-related stings since the start of the year.
Officers intercepted the text and, texting as Kochneff, asked the texter to come and pick "her" up. Sioux Falls Police Chief Matt Burns said the Street Crimes Unit is constantly monitoring internet sites used in the soux trade for both potential sellers and buyers of sex, a practice that's resulted in dozens of arrests in recent years. Related Topics.