Pawtucket Police arrest five in prostitution sting

Pawtucket Police arrest five in prostitution sting

PAWTUCKET - Officers from the Pawtucket Police Department have arrested five women following a weeks-long undercover investigation.

Police had been receiving complaints from the public and observed for themselves that there has been an increase in the amount of prostitution in the Dexter Street area. Detectives went out the morning of July 17 and observed illegal activity.. Five women, Diana Szczepanek, Fernanda Landim, Holly Martins, Eugenia Gomes and Kerri Moul, were all arrested for soliciting an undercover police officer.

All of the women were brought to District Court on July 17 and each was charged with loitering for prostitution.