Orangeburg Co. Sheriff's Office arrest eight in prostitution sting

Published: Jan. 23, 2015 at 7:31 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2015 at 1:06 AM EST
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ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested eight people on charges of solicitation and prostitution in Orangeburg County.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said the arrests stem from an undercover investigation in which an officer posed as a woman who would be available on Thursday.

According to Ravenell, eight men were arrested after they gave the female officer money.

"Narcotics were also located on five of the men when they were searched after their arrest," Ravenell said.

The suspects had a bond hearing at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at the Orangeburg County Magistrate.

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