Police Use Foreclosed Homes for Hooker Stings

Law enforcement is taking advantage of the housing crisis to try to curtail prostitution.

By + More

Sure, the housing crisis has been great for drug farmers and high school kids, but what about cops?

Well, turns out the boys in blue have found a way to benefit from the debacle as well. At least in one California community, where cops are using foreclosed homes to arrange prostitution stings.

CBS13 in Sacramento reports from Tracy, a town south of Stockton:

"Local authorities are now using foreclosed homes as a prostitution ploy in the central valley.

"Police say using a foreclosed home to set up a prostitution bust is nothing new, but they don't usually talk about it for fear of giving away their strategy. CBS13 went to one neighborhood where it's happening, and some people are not happy about it.

"I wouldn't want that around my neighborhood. I mean, that's not good for my kids," says Enrique Cardenas.

Enrique didn't know police used his neighbor's foreclosed home last night as a place for a prostitution sting....

Tracy police say foreclosed homes are a good place to conduct a successful sting....

Last night, four suspected prostitutes were either arrested or cited on prostitution charges.