Updated:CONYERS, Ga. —
A 4-year-old boy is in state custody after police say his mother was arrested for prostitution and had him in the car.
The undercover operation led to six people being arrested at a hotel near Highway 138. Along with the boy, investigators said they also found the drug molly inside the car.
Investigators say a joint undercover operation with the Conyers Police Department and Rockdale Sheriff's office led to six people being arrested in a prostitution sting.
“Three females, three males for pandering, prostitution, pimping and drug charges,” said Officer Kim Lucas with Conyers Police.
Police took Natasha King into custody at the hotel in Conyers Feb. 20. Lucas said when officers arrested the 24-year-old she made a startling admission -- her young son was in her car.
“Which of course we did find him there, along with narcotics in the vehicle, molly, MDMA,” Lucas said.
Investigators found two capsules of the popular club drug known as molly. They charged King and another woman in the car Kathleen O’Conner with prostitution and drug possession. Lucas said investigators used the website back page dot com to place and respond to ads soliciting sex.
“We've had armed robberies come out of back page ads... assault with deadly weapons,” Lucas said.
Investigators said one of the alleged johns arrested, Ramon Knight, is a convicted felon with a record in multiple states for cocaine trafficking, escape, robbery and rape. Investigators said those are the types of crimes often linked to prostitution they want to prevent.
“It's disheartening to see a child involved in something that could escalate to that point,” Lucas said.
Investigators said that child wasn't hurt and he's currently in the custody of the Division of Family and Children Services.