Forty-one-year-old arrested in Williams County prostitution sting

WILLIAMS COUNTY, N.D. - The Williston Police Department says multiple agencies conducted a prostitution sting in Williams County last week.

Officers targeted people interested in hiring minors to engage in sexual acts. An officer, posing as a 15-year-old female, posted an advertisement on the website backpage.com.

Forty-one-year-old Toebaldo Aparicio responded to the ad, and agreed to pay $100 for an hour of sex. He was arrested and has been charged with patronizing a minor for commercial sexual activity.

It is unclear at this time if this was the only arrest made in the sting.