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Five arrested in prostitution bust near school

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Five women have been arrested for allegedly doing much more than dancing at a club located just steps from a Memphis school.

The women - employed as dancers at two separate strip clubs - were arrested during a prostitution sting.  Two work at Showgirls on Lamar, while the other three work at Babes of Babylon on Brooks.

The details listed in the five arrest warrants against the women say they all verbally agreed to trade sex for cash.  Inside 'Babes,' one woman allegedly promised an undercover officer she'd
"show you what a tongue ring is really for," then agreeing to $60 cash in exchange. 

Another woman made a similar deal for $50, telling the officer, "We may have to watch for cameras because they are under investigation." 

Another woman was accused of brokering a tryst, telling the undercover officer "we can do this" for $70.

The club manager at Babes declined comment, but the club is within a mile-and-a-half of Winchester Elementary School.  Showgirls is similarly close to Sheffield High, meaning all five women have been charged with prostitution near a church or school.  The Class A misdemeanor could result with at least seven days in jail and a $1,0000 fine.

The five women are scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.

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