PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — An effort to crack down on prostitution in the area of Broad Street resulted in 12 arrests this week.

Pawtucket and Central Falls police said they launched a joint investigation after receiving complaints from residents, business owners and pedestrians.

In total, 12 people were arrested in a span of several days.

Six women were charged with one count of loitering for prostitution:

  • Jennifer Bice, 34, of Providence

  • Lisa Torres, 40, of Central Falls

  • Chauntelle Brodeur, 31, of Pawtucket

  • Tammy Miguel, 44, of Central Falls

  • Alyssa Maurelli, 30, of Central Falls

  • Nicole Hazard, 32, of Cranston

Six men were charged with one count of procurement of sexual conduct for a fee:

  • Joao Brito, 71, of Pawtucket

  • Richard Delano, 55, of Pawtucket

  • Cesar Davila, 46, of Attleboro

  • Stanley Wec, 69, of Central Falls

  • Martin Landinez, 54, of Central Falls

  • Carlos Bergollo, 47, of Pawtucket 

NOTE: Pawtucket police initially reported a different age for Bergollo and this story has been updated with the correct information.