UTICA, N.Y. – Four women are facing prostitution charges after investigators allegedly found them soliciting in various areas of Utica on Sept. 24.
According to Utica police, they received multiple complaints about suspected prostitution in the areas of Rutger Street near Genesee Street; South Street between Genesee and Mohawk streets; Oneida Square; as well as Francis and Eagle streets.
The following women were arrested and charged:
- Billie Collins-Wells
- Sera Kolet, 41
- Criminal possession of a controlled substance
- Outstanding arrest warrant
- Demetria Patterson, 43
- Four outstanding bench warrants
- Kimlee Zobrist, 35
Special investigators and patrol officers searched the areas in Utica known for prostitution-related activities as part of a proactive quality of life detail, according to UPD.