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Prostitution Sting Nets at Least One County Employee
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It seems like it would be common sense not to conduct illegal activities in a county-issued car, but apparently that's not the case. An employee of the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services was arrested last night for soliciting a prostitute during a sting operation in Sun Valley.

The sting took place Lankershim Boulevard between San Fernando Road and Neenach Street, reports City News Service, which is known to be an area with a lot of prostitution activity. Between 4:00 a.m. and midnight yesterday, female cops dressed up as working girls for the crackdown, and 26 arrests were made altogether.

About 80 officers were involved in the operation. The DCFS employee is identified only as being 42 years old and driving a county car at the time that he was taken into custody.

*Ed. note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified DCFS as being a city service.