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7 women arrested, accused in prostitution sting

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From top-left to bottom-right: Jessica Boyce, Alice Carroll, Jammicka Dawkins, Lyda Lipscomb, Cynthia Melton, Sabrina Panarse, and Jessica Rhodes. From top-left to bottom-right: Jessica Boyce, Alice Carroll, Jammicka Dawkins, Lyda Lipscomb, Cynthia Melton, Sabrina Panarse, and Jessica Rhodes.
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Complaints from residents led to an undercover investigation and the arrest of seven women accused of prostitution in Spartanburg.

Spartanburg police said they received complaints about prostitution in the north side in the areas of Rookard Court, Franklin, Howard, Ridge and Magnolia streets.

About 6 p.m. Wednesday, undercover officers arrested the women on charges of solicitation to prostitution, who have all since been released from jail.

Police identified the women arrested as Jessica Boyce, 30; Alice Carroll, 39; Jammicka Dawkins, 22; Lyda Lipscomb, 55; Cynthia Melton, 50; Sabrina Panarse, 25; and Jessica Rhodes, 49.

Police said they appreciate the public's tips and anyone with information on crimes in the city are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or test TIP649 to CRIMES (274637).

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