A Lewiston man faces charges of sex trafficking in connection with a recent prostitution sting.

WMTW-TV reports 35-year-old Martin Gerding was arrested Wednesday morning. While specifics about his particular arrest were not given, police said it's part of a recent investigation into prostitution and sex trafficking in the city. Police did confirm that Gerding is charged with aggravated sex trafficking.

Lewiston Police say the objective of the investigation is to determine whether people are being forced into prostitution for the financial gain of sex traffickers. Arresting the traffickers is the main objective of the operation.

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