- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Prosecutors say six Kansas City-area residents are facing federal charges for allegedly using online dating advertisements to set up armed robberies.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/2ff3RW6 ) three of the defendants were charged in June. On Tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted those three and three others.

Prosecutors say the suspects placed ads on sites such as Craiglist, Backpage and Skout. People who answered the ads were robbed at gunpoint.

Those indicted were 32-year-old Kenneth Sexson and 33-year-old Nicole Covey, also known as Nicole Waguespack or Nicole Preston, both of Sugar Creek; 35-year-old Sage Harrison, 21-year-old Devon Davis-Aumua, and 23-year-old Serina Campos, all of Independence; and 34-year-old Ray Mahurin, of Blue Springs. They are charged in an 11-count indictment from armed robberies in the Kansas City area.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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