In the era of legal weed, sports gambling and all manner of vice stripped of any real moral judgement by the public . . . This kind of story is rare and a bit of a throwback.

However . . .

The effort to prevent human traffic and all manner of misery associated with the flesh trade is likely worthwhile and should give lonely dudes something to consider when hooking up with strangers online. 

Here's more info on police action . . .

"Deputies placed online ads advertising sex in exchange for money and an undercover female deputy met with men who responded at an area hotel a week ago Friday. Three men were arrested for and charged with patronizing prostitution that night."

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3 men arrested for patronizing prostitution in Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, Mo. (KCTV) - Last week, the Human Trafficking Task Force for the Clay County Sheriff's Office conducted a dual operation to target the demand side of prostitution and offer services to sex workers engaged in prostitution.

Three Kansas City-area men arrested during prostitution sting

LIBERTY, Mo. - Three metro men face charges after being involved in a sex sting, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrested Shawn M. Grady, 39, of Lathrop, Ashton Epstein, 20, of Leavenworth, and Phillip G. Moore, 45, of Kansas City, Kan. Last week deputies placed online ads advertising sex.