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Woman arrested in undercover prostitution sting

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  It all started with a post on Craigslist, an online classified site.

Undercover Columbus Police officers found a phone number on the website for 26-year-old Tammy Baughman from Atlanta. They tell News Leader 9 she was soliciting oral sex.

So they set up a sting.

Agents called Baughman from a North Columbus hotel and she agreed to meet at the Spring Hill Suites on Whittlesey Boulevard. Also part of the agreement- sex for money.

When Baughman came to the room at the Columbus Park Crossing hotel, she was arrested and booked on soliciting sodomy and prostitution charges.

It's just one arrest but police say it's a growing problem in the city. They say the whole reason they're doing undercover operations like this is because of complaints they've received from hotel owners about prostitutes working inside their businesses.

Baughman is being held in the Muscogee County Jail on her misdemeanor charges.

***We want to be clear that Columbus Police chose the Springhill Suites as the location for their operation. 

The hotel assisted police in their investigation.

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