Prostitution arrests made at Auburn hotels – By Bill Fortier

Stings lead police to put a halt to transvestite party

Auburn – A recent prostitution sting at the town?s hotels has resulted in the arrest of women from Paxton and Providence and the arrest of an Uxbridge man for allegedly trying to entice someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl for sex.

In addition, Internet monitoring that resulted in the three arrests within the past 10 days also led police to break up a planned transvestite party Friday night in one of the hotels? rooms, Police Chief Andrew J. Sluckis Jr. said yesterday.

No charges have been issued against the New Hampshire man who wanted to charge $25 per person at the party, because police went to the room before the party was scheduled to start about 9:30 p.m. Friday. Police gave the man a no-trespassing notice at the hotel?s request, which means he can be arrested if he revisits the establishment.

Chief Sluckis said police work leading to the arrests started last summer when he talked to selectmen about illegal activities in hotels and motels in town. He said William M. Gribbons, vice chairman of the Board of Selectmen, had called him and suggested town officials and managers of the town?s approximately seven hotels and motels meet in August to discuss the activities and establish a working relationship in dealing with problems.