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Eight arrested in Portsmouth prostitution sting

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PORTSMOUTH -

Eight women have been arrested for prostitution in Portsmouth.

Police from Portsmouth and New Boston set up the sting, and arrested:

Peggy Erks, 22 years of age, Portsmouth, 1 count of Solicitation
Jennifer Shepherd, 34 years old, Portsmouth, 1 count of Solicitation
Ebony Underwood, 32 years old, Portsmouth, 1 count of Solicitation
Ashley Maynard-Apel, 33 years old, West Portsmouth, 1 count of Solicitation
Mechelle Smith, 29 years old, Portsmouth, 1 count of Solicitation
Chrissy Parsons, 29 years of age, Portsmouth, 1 count of Solicitation
Christie Stapleton, 24 years of age, Portsmouth, 1 count of Solicitation
Carol King, 32 years of age, Portsmouth, 1 count of solicitation and 1 count of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments.

In a release, police say they're seeking more tips for prostitution and other crimes.

If you have information about a crime or criminal in Portsmouth, call 740-353-4101.