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JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – Four women were arrested and one was cited during a prostitution sting in Jacksonville.

According to police reports, the targets of "Operation Backpage" were prostitutes who advertised with the website Backpage.com. They used hotel rooms and private residences in Jacksonville to conduct their business.

Lois Chavez, 25, Krystal Gilbert, 31, and Tonya Ballou, 38, were arrested for one count of prostitution and one count of operating a business without a license. They all reportedly traveled from out of town and met with undercover officers.

Kayla Edmond, 23, was arrested for one count of prostitution. Edmond was staying in a local hotel and arranged a meeting with an undercover officer.

Jessica Peters, 37, was cited for operating a business without a license. Peters operated an escort business from her residence. Peters arranged a meeting with an undercover officer at her residence.

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