Six nabbed in prostitution sting in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township
Six women were arrested during a prostitution sting Wednesday along East Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township, investigators said.
Charged with soliciting, accosting or inviting to commit prostitution are 26-year-old Rebecca Deanne Rich of Scio Township; 42-year-old Britt Elizabeth Pierce of Ypsilanti; and 29-year-old Michelle Ann-Frances Joseph, 27-year-old Katrina Cheryl Suarez, 39-year-old Renee Elizabeth Sawall and 45-year-old Kimberly Marie Goree, all of Ypsilanti Township. The six were arraigned Thursday afternoon.
The women were arrested between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m., Ypsilanti police Det. Sgt. Troy Fulton said.
Fulton said the women offered sex to undercover male officers. Five Ypsilanti police officers and seven Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies participated in the operation, he said.
Five of the women were arrested in the township, while the other one was arrested in the city.
Accosting and soliciting is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail upon conviction.