NEWPORT NEWS -- 24 people from across Hampton Roads and outside the state are charged in a prostitution sting by Newport News Police.

Police say detectives contacted suspects through the Backpage Website and arranged meetings at an apartment. Police didn't give that location.

The suspects were arrested once they discussed the terms of the evening's activities, according to a police news release.

According to police, three suspects are from outside Virginia -- from Scottdale, Arizona; Memphis, Tennessee and Brooklyn, New York.

Police released photos of the suspects except for a 17-year-old from Norfolk, who is charged with being a prostitute. Her photo wasnt' released because of her age.

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