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3 women arrested in Melbourne undercover prostitution operation

Cops: Katrina Cruce, Michele Russell, Nicole Romana arrested

Katrina Cruce, Michele Russell, Nicole Romana
Katrina Cruce, Michele Russell, Nicole Romana


MELBOURNE, Fla. – Three women were arrested in an undercover prostitution operation this week, Melbourne police said.

It happened at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in Melbourne.

Katrina Cruce, 55, Michele Russell, 50, and Nicole Romana, 32, were charged with solicitation to commit prostitution. Police said Romana was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said the arrests were made with the help of uniformed Melbourne police officers and the special investigations unit.

The Melbourne Police Department said the operation was part of its continuing efforts to target locations where street-level prostitution occurs.