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      Harlingen woman back behind bars for prostitution

      Maria Rosalinda Tovar // Harlingen Police Department Photo

      A Harlingen woman is back behind bars after being arrested in an undercover prostitution sting.

      Harlingen police arrested 53-year-old Maria Rosalinda Tovar late Monday afternoon.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that Tovar was arrested in an undercover sting operation.

      Police said a cooperating witness worked with investigators.

      Tovar allegedly offered oral sex in exchange for cash on the 500 block of West Harrison Avenue.

      Nearby officers arrested Tovar and charged her with prostitution.

      Although prostitution is a misdemeanor, charges against Tovar were upgraded due to previous convictions for the same crime.

      Combes police arrested the 53-year-old woman and her alleged client back in January.