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Seven arrested in sex trafficking sting

MENOMINEE — Seven men were arrested Thursday during a joint operation in northern Menominee County aimed at reducing the demand for sex trafficking, according to a statement Monday from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team.

“Law enforcement agencies initiated the operation by placing online advertisements on websites used for prostitution,” said the press release. “During the investigation 32 individuals responded to the website advertisements.”

Seven men followed through and met with an undercover detective, who posed as a prostitute, to pay for services, according to the release. A...