Sting operation helps LMPD arrest woman accused of running prostitution ring

Sting operation helps LMPD arrest woman accused of running prostitution ring

Vanessa Smith is charged with promoting prostitution, prostitution and drug possession.

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 4:46 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Louisville Metro Police say a sting operation helped them arrest a woman accused of running a prostitution ring.

Vanessa Smith was arrested Monday night at the Fern Valley Hotel on Fern Valley Road.

Police say they found Smith on the website "backpages.com" texted her and set up a meeting at the hotel.

Smith admitted to police that she has three prostitutes who work for her and said she sets up all the meetings for them.

She's charged with promoting prostitution, prostitution and drug possession.
 

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