Sheriff's detectives who responded to craigslist arrested 26 women on prostitution charges. Only four of those arrested were from Polk County.
Judd said craigslist encourages organized prostitution around the country by providing an outlet to sell sex services. A craigslist spokesman did not return phone messages and e-mails seeking comment Monday.
The San Francisco company has been at the center of a national controversy about its erotic services section, promptingit to make changes to how advertisers post. In an agreement with the attorneys general in 43 states in November, craigslist said it would impose restrictions on its adult services section, CNN reported.
But that hasn't ended the problem, Judd said. Polk sheriff's detectives prowled the personals sections last week for Lakeland, Tampa and Orlando for adult services advertisements, Judd said.
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