A year-old girl was arrested Thursday for prostituting herself on a free classified listing Web site, police said.
The Bakersfield Police Department and Kern County Sheriff's t vice unit answered a posting on Craigslist, where the girl was soliciting acts of prostitution, police said. They received a tip that the girl was a juvenile, and arranged to meet with the girl.
An undercover officer met her, where she solicited prostitution. Officers placed her under arrest, and she was booked into Juvenile Hall. Detectives routinely monitor the online listing for prostitution activity, and have been for years, police said. Nationwide, reports show investigators have been monitoring the Web site that law enforcement officers say is increasingly being used to trade sex for money.
Postings locally tend to be from people living in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, police said. This year alone, police have done about half a dozen similar operations.
Other prostitution operations by the vice unit include busts on massage parlors and street walkers, police said. Anyone with information on prostitution activity is asked to report it to the vice unit at More Coronavirus coverage.
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