Amherst police used an undercover sting operation to make five prostitution-related arrests at a motel in the Maple Road-Niagara Falls Boulevard area Wednesday.
The sting followed complaints about escort services using local motels as places for prostitutes to meet their clients, police said. Narcotics and vice officers made the arrests in three incidents late Wednesday afternoon.
Four Buffalo women were charged with prostitution, a misdemeanor. They were identified as Kristina M. Grekulak, 23, of Laux Street; Dawn Burroughs, 41, of Folger Street; Detone R. Kelly, 28, of Northumberland Avenue; and Malissa A. Thompson, 22, of Potomac Avenue.
Burroughs also was charged with promoting prostitution, as was Sarah J. Becker, 26, of Sky Hi Drive, West Seneca.