COUNCIL BLUFFS — Fifteen people were arrested in Council Bluffs on Thursday in a prostitution sting by undercover officers on the Child Exploitation Task Force.

Its supervisor, Council Bluffs Police Sgt. Robert Christensen, said officers posed online as both potential customers and prostitutes.

Officers arranged to meet the people who had contacted them at a Bluffs hotel. The people, both men and women, were arrested there.

Fourteen of the people, all adults, were arrested on suspicion of prostitution and one was arrested on a warrant for a probation violation.

The agencies represented on the task force are the Council Bluffs, Omaha and La Vista Police Departments, the Pottawattamie and Mills County Sheriff's Offices and the FBI.

— Chris Bowling

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