Anti-prostitution sweep nets 40 in A.C.

Atlantic City police have arrested 40 women in a weekend sweep targeting prostitution in the casino resort, authorities said today.

Two dozen of those arrested in the operation Saturday night and Sunday morning gave out-of-state addresses, including Dallas, Las Vegas and Seattle, and those charged ranged in age from 18 to 48, police said.

Police said they arrested another 23 people in a "quality of life" sweep Thursday, including eight women on charges of prostitution.

The weekend enforcement effort focused on hookers working on Pacific Avenue or in casinos, police said.

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