Alaska woman indicted in prostitution ring

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A grand jury has indicted an Alaska woman on seven felonies related to a prostitution ring she allegedly operated between Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai and Juneau.

Prosecutors said Friday that Amber L. Batts, 39, of Anchorage, was charged with three counts of second-degree sex trafficking and four counts of third-degree sex trafficking. She was indicted on Wednesday.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Batts allegedly supervised an online system that marketed women for sex acts throughout Alaska.

Authorities say Butts got a cut of the money exchanged for the sex acts. Batts was arrested July 9.

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