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36 nabbed in SC prostitution bust on National Day of Johns Arrest

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GREENVILLE, SC -

Three dozen people were arrested in Greenville County in connection with a prostitution sting.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.  

A "John" is an individual who seeks prostitutes and exchanges money for sex.

The operation took place on January 30 and 31.

 Thirty five Johns were taken into custody along with one pimp.

During the national busts, two women were freed from a hotel room at a Super 8 hotel after being held captive by a Minneapolis pimp, police in Minneapolis said.

28 people were arrested during a four-day undercover prostitution sweep in Newport News, Va.

In Chicago, 359 would-be sex buyers and 14 pimps were arrested.

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