Six women were arrested last night in an undercover prostitution investigation by Utica Police.

The women are all from Utica and range in age from 19 to 49.

They're facing charges including prostitution and loitering for the purpose of prostitution

The following women are facing charges.


Lisa Martin, 47

Yolanda Velardi, 49

Jenifer Baylitz, 36

Monica Hill, 40

Gesika Koster, 19

Cherrin Roberts, 37


Police say the goal of the investigation is to aggressively target those who engage in prostitution.