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Posted: 10:59 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013

Woman transports teen to the state for prostitution

Human Trafficking
42-year-old Tina Grindle

By Michael Purdy

Tulsa, Okla. —

Police use Backpage.com to arrest a woman for prostitution on Wednesday. 

Tulsa police say Tina Grindle was working with a 17-year-old girl from Texas. 

Officers set up a sting on the website.  Police say they met the suspect at a Tulsa motel, where Grindle agreed to perform a sexual act for money.

The officer then called for help and arrested the suspect.

Police say their attention then turned to a second room at the motel.  Grindle had multiple rooms and the teen was waiting with a condom in the second room.

Grindle had transported the teen from Texas to Oklahoma in order to work as a prostitute.

Police say Grindle faces human trafficking and solicit prostitution within 1000 feet of a church complaints.

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