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2 women arrested in prostitution sting after Backpage ad

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Alixandra Hamlin is jailed on a $10,000 bond. Alixandra Hamlin is jailed on a $10,000 bond.
Dawonna Thorton is jailed on a $15,000 bond. Dawonna Thorton is jailed on a $15,000 bond.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Two women were arrested in Nashville Monday after an uncover police detective answered a prostitution ad on Backpage.com.

According to an affidavit, the detective responded to Alixandra Hamlin's ad and set up a time and place for them to meet.

After arriving at a hotel, the detective and Hamlin, 23, agreed to 30 minutes of sex for $175 and the detective placed the money on a table.

Hamlin was arrested after she took the money and started to undress.

Police also arrested Dawonna Thorton.

Thorton, 21, told police she offers protection for Hamlin and holds her proceeds from prostitution. At the time of her arrest she had more than $2,500 in cash.

She was also in possession of a 9mm handgun. Thorton reportedly told detectives she used it to protect herself and Hamlin.

Both women face drug charges and prostitution charges.

Thorton had an additional charge of possessing a weapon. Her bond was set at $15,000.

Hamlin's bond was set at $10,000.

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