Fifteen people have been charged in connection with a prostitution investigation by Sioux City Police.
Officials with the department say stings are conducted periodically for crimes such as prostitution. They haven’t specified where the sweep was conducted.
Among those arrested were 48-year-old Johan Funk of Storm Lake… 60-year-old Lynn Garrels of Sac City… and 33-year-old Heath Coburn of Marcus. Other men charged were from Moville, Inwood, and Sioux City… and from DeSmet and Vermillion South Dakota… Jackson, Laurel, and South Sioux City, Nebraska… and Memphis, Tennessee.
Sioux City police lieutenant Mark Kirkpatrick says prostitution continues to be a problem in Sioux City… with local clubs and the internet to used solicit prostitution. The charge is an aggravated misdemeanor.