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Three women, one man charged in Utica prostitution sting

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Three women and one man are facing charges after Utica Police conducted an operation targeting prostitution-related offenses.

Police said the operation utilized undercover officers posing as "Johns."

The following people were arrested in the operation:

Christine Hazard, 30, of Utica - charged with prostitution, loitering for the purpose of prostitution, false personation, and criminal possession of a controlled substance

Jean Palmer, 42, of Utica - charged with prostitution and loitering for the purpose of prostitution

Adrianne Licano, 29, of Utica - charged with loitering for the purpose of prostitution

Jefferson Melvin, 49, of Utica - charged with loitering for the purpose of prostitution- and criminal possession of a controlled substance

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