Two Alberta Peace residents have been charged in connection with a prostitution ring.

The RCMP has implicated three escort agencies – Black Orchid, Campus Cuties and Midnight Oil – all of which were allegedly involved in the sex trade in and around the town of Grimshaw, just west of Peace River.

A 51-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man from nearby Berwyn have been charged with multiple offences, including operating a common bawdy house. Police believe escorts from these agencies frequented hotels and private homes in the area on a regular basis to perform sexual services for clients.

They are working to identify escorts and suspected clients. Campus Cuties advertises “classy ladies to satisfy your fantasy” and “5 star service,” while Black Orchid promises “discreet encounters” with “new ladies bi-weekly.” At least 18 escort agencies now serve Grande Prairie and the Peace Region.