Police: Prostitute & pimps busted at Macon Rd. hotel

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Undercover officers have arrested an alleged prostitute and two men police say were working as her pimps.

It happened Friday night at the Best Western on Macon Road.

Members of the Columbus Police Department's Special Operations Unit tell WTVM they received a complaint about a prostitute working out of the hotel and officers say they found the woman's contact information on a social networking site.

Officers say she was listed as "Heather" and when they called her, she agreed to meet them at the hotel.

Once there, police say she accepted $100 for a half hour of oral and straight sex and was arrested.

According to VICE officers, her real name is Evangelina Ursino, 25, and she was charged with prostitution. Police say Ursino is the same woman they arrested in a prostitution sting at a hotel on Warm Springs Road in April of 2009.

While they were in the hotel room, undercover agents say they heard a knock on the door and found two men standing there. Evangelina Ursino told the officers they were her "money men" who brought her down to Columbus from the Atlanta area.

25-year-old Tracy Coleman Jr. was arrested and charged with pimping and giving a false name.

26-year-old Cornelius Price was arrested and charged with pimping.

Officers say they found another woman in another room of the hotel who also had her name posted on the web site and her name was added to the report.

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