Three women were arrested on prostitution charges following an undercover operation conducted by Southington Police Department detectives.
The operation, which took place on Friday, Sept. 19, was planned in response to reports and complaints that prostitutes were active at several Southington hotels.
An undercover officer, working with the Southington Special Investigations Unit, posed as a customer and contacted several known prostitutes who were offering their services on the website backpage.com. Arrangements were made to meet the undercover officer at a local motel room where there were discussions of exchanging money for sexual activities.
Brandy Milone, 24, of 2636 South Main St., Waterbury, was charged with prostitution.
Lori Jo Gineo, 29, of 944 Asylum Ave., Apt. B-4, Hartford, was charged with prostitution and interfering with an officer.
Darlene Martino, 51, of 108 Midwood Ave., Wolcott, was charged with prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia.