17 charged in Edmonton unlicensed escort sting
Seventeen people are facing charges following an Edmonton police crackdown on unlicensed escorts in the city's downtown and west end earlier this month.
Police set up two separate stings on June 16 and 17.
Fourteen female and male escorts were arrested and fined. Three unlicensed drivers were also charged.
In total, police handed out $90,000 in fines.
Police conduct several similar stings each year.