Responding to dozens of citizen complaints Lancaster Police on Monday night conducted an undercover prostitution sweep on the west side of the city. Selective Enforcement Unit officers posing as “Johns”, made contact with females who offered to engage in sexual activity for money.
The unit made five arrests. Charges were filed against 26 year old Nicole Ann Rineer, of New Holland, 49 year old Mary Catherine Jones, 23 year old Charde Lynece Clawges, Amy Sue Woerner and 25 year old Robert Allen Matthews, all of Lancaster.
All five suspects are charged with Prostitution and related offenses.
Monday night’s sweep is part of an ongoing effort by police to reduce the amount of prostitution related crimes on the west side of Lancaster City.