Prostitution sting in Utica

Four Utica women and another from the Town of Boonville were charged with loitering for the purpose of prostitution following an under-cover operation conducted in Utica Wednesday.

State Trooper Dana Walton posed as a "john," resulting in the arrests. Two face additional charges. Those arrested on misdemeanors:

• Sally Cobb, 31, of Denley Road, Boonville;

• Bernadette Green, 41, of Tracy Street;

• Karen Murray, 45, of Oneida Street;

• Adele Hughes, 48, of Genesee Street, who also faces seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and

• Sandra Cavaretta, 40, of Allen Street, also charged with having an open container of an alcoholic beverage, a violation. All were to appear today in City Court.