Sioux City woman arrested during prostitution sting Wednesday night

Authorities arrest woman after answering ad on prostitution website

By ANDY BOTTGER | abottger@kcautv.com

Published 08/25 2016 11:45AM

Updated 08/25 2016 11:48AM

Bethany Opheim
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A 24-year-old Sioux City woman is facing prostitution charges after a sting operation by the Sioux City Police Department Wednesday night. 

According to court documents, investigators responded to an ad on Backpage.com and exchanged phone calls and text messages with Bethany Opheim on Wednesday evening. Authorities say that Opheim invited the undercover officer over to her residence and met him on her porch around 9:00 P.M. After their meeting Opheim agreed to accept $250 for sex and invited the officer into her home. Once inside, the officer placed her under arrest for Solicitation of Prostitution. 

Opheim was taken into custody and charged with one count of Prostitution, which is an aggravated misdemeanor in the state of Iowa. She is currently being held in the Woodbury County Jail on a $1,000 bond. Her next court date is scheduled for September 6th at 9:00 A.M. 

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