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HICKORY, N.C. -- Three women are behind bars each facing prostitution-related charges in connection with posts on the websiteBackpage.com.

The three-month long investigation netted the arrests of 26-year-old Echo Delane Starnes, 29-year-old Lacey Rae Tucker and 43-year-old Tammy Sue Ware.

Officers began their investigation after a concerned citizen tipped them off to the postings on the website Backpage.com.

(Click here to view the suspects' mug shots)

Officers executed a search warrant for solicitation of prostitution in the 700 block of 7th Avenue SE in Hickory.

Starnes and Tucker are charged with felony crimes against nature.

Ware is charged with common law felony aid and abet prostitution.

Hickory Police say the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.

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