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Associated Press, Published July 10 2012

Prostitution arrests becoming routine in ND oil town of Watford City

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Watford City police say prostitution arrests are becoming a routine part of police work in the city.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that a New York woman was arrested last week.

Watford City Police Chief Slade Herfindahl says it was the eighth prostitution arrest in the community this year. The chief says prostitution is a growing problem in the oil patch.

Herfindahl says his department is planning a reverse operation in an attempt to arrest prostitution customers.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.