MARIETTA — While local police don’t think prostitution is a huge problem in Cobb County, they do say it’s an issue along certain corridors such as Delk Road or Six Flags Drive.
In the last two weeks, six people have been arrested at three different hotels in Cobb County on prostitution charges and a north Cobb massage parlor has been shut down following arrests for suspected prostitution.
“We used to have problems here in Marietta with girls working the streets … out on a street corner,” said Detective Mark Erion with the Marietta Police Department. “Now we will get an occasional street walker but officers are really good about spotting them.”
Marietta and Cobb police say they do not track data on the number of prostitution-related arrests made each year, but departments in Austell, Kennesaw and Powder Springs reported no arrests in the last 12 months while Acworth reported two.
Repeated requests for the number of arrests from the Smyrna Police Department were met with no response.