Story City man arrested in prostitution sting

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

A Story City man was one of 11 people arrested last Wednesday (Nov. 6) in a prostitution sting conducted by the Ankeny police department. The arrests took place at an undisclosed hotel in Ankeny after the department posted an on-line adult ad, which drew approximately 200 responses.

This type of sting operation is nothing new to the Ankeny police department, as they have regularly rotated these operations among the city’s 12 hotels. Their purpose is to stay on top of potential predators who may be using the Internet, or perhaps even be involved in human trafficking.

The latest sting involved eight men and three women, including Chris Gilroy, 61, of Story City. Also named were Andrew Novak,27, and Michael Spurlock, 54, both of Ames. Spurlock is a professor at Iowa State University.