Six Utica men charged with patronizing a prostitute

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Six Utica men were arrested Tuesday night as part of a prostitution sting, Utica police said.

Mamed Shin, 28, of Elizabeth Street; Mon Ranamagar, 23, of Brinkerhoff Avenue; Dhan Gurung, 25, of Howard Avenue; Juan Alvarado, 33, of Conkling Avenue; San Rai, 29, of Catherine Street and Basan Rai, 31, of Dudley Avenue are all charged with patronizing a prostitute.

According to officials, on Tuesday the UPD patrol division conducted an undercover prostitution operation targeting those in patronizing prostitutes. The operation used a female officer posing as a prostitute.

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