Prostitution-ring bust nets 19 arrests

May 5, 2011

A band of brothers was charged Wednesday with running a prostitution ring with illegal immigrants who were promised freedom for working at the brothels. Authorities said a unit at Stratford Apartments on the west side of Indianapolis was one of at least six houses of prostitution in the metro area. The ring was run by three brothers and worked by bringing women to Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan from Central America and South America. A total of 19 people were arrested. Federal authorities say more arrests in more states are possible.