Three women were arrested and charged with prostitution this past weekend in Casper.

According to Casper police, officers recently found an on-line ad for an escort service and that several ladies were available in the central Wyoming area.

An under-cover agent made contact with two of them and arranged to meet them at a hotel.

Alyssa Jurado and Amber Mefferd met with the officer and eventually reached a sex for money agreement.

The police had the room bugged and immediately arrested the two for prostitution.

A short time later, a third woman was arrested in a related case.

Birgenheier admitted to police she was at the hotel and had sex for money with another person, and was waiting for a ride because her two friends were busy.

As it turned out, they were...with the undercover officer.

In an interview with police, Ms. Jurado said she had been an escort for more than 1 month, and that a man from Atlanta handled the internet advertisements.

Both Jurado and Birgenheier said that it was Mefferd who got them into the business.

Mefferd told police she had been prostituting for months, mostly in the Atlanta area, and just recently started doing it in Casper.

Mefferd has not entered a plea, while Birgenheier pleaded not guilty and Jurado entered a guilty plea to prostitution charges.