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Eight arrested in prostitution sting in Huntington

Police say these women were arrested in prostitution sting: top, left to right: Kelli Jo Ferris, Kayla Adkins, Tonia Leyland, Tiffany Harris Bottom, left to right: Khadijah Tanner, Anne Young, Amanda Rakes, Amanda Watson (Western Regional Jail)

Huntington police said eight women were arrested Wednesday night in a prostitution sting in Huntington.

Anne Marie Young, 27, was charged with second-offense soliciting prostitution, Khadijah Nichole Tanner, 21, Tonia Marie Leyland, 39, Amanda Dawn Watson, 25, Amanda Reanne Rakes, 26, Kelli Jo Ferris, 46, Kayla Adkins, 26, and Tiffany Dawn Harris, 28, were charged with first offense soliciting prostitution, according to a news release from the police department.

Police said members of the department's Special Emphasis Unit conducted the sting operation Wednesday night in the 10th Street West area. Police said the investigation will continue.

All the suspects were taken to the Western Regional Jail.

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