ANKENY STING: Prostitution Arrests Made

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Ankeny police have made six arrests in connection with a prostitution sting.

Police say undercover officers targeted prostitutes in a sting that happened Wednesday at an Ankeny hotel.

Ankeny Police Chief Gary Mikulec says, “We had great cooperation from several hotels willing to partner with us despite that none of these hotels had reported prostitution problems.”

Mikulec also says the Ankeny police plan to conduct more prostitution stings in order to protect local businesses and address human trafficking possibilities.

Those arrested and charged with prostitution are:

Thomas W. Watson, 23, Ankeny

Antonio Gonzalez Balderamos, 56, Pleasant Hill

Kimberley Ann Walker, 33, West Des Moines

William Lee Woodruff, 49, Ames

Duane Boswell, 62, Urbandale

Kathleen Sherbondy, 58, Indianola