AP Photo/Reed Saxon
In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 photo, an undercover sheriff's deputy posing as a prostitute, left, talks with a woman passing by who identified herself as a prostitute in Compton. For hours, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies listen to the same scenario play out over and over: men pull up alongside a woman pacing in front of an abandoned storefront in Compton and proposition her to have sex with him. They soon found themselves in handcuffs. The women were undercover Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies posing as prostitutes in a sting operation aimed at stemming the demand in the commercial sex industry.