PESCARA, Italy (AP) _ Police who raided a bordello in this coastal city on the Adriatic said they arrested a 94-year-old woman and charged her with running the operation.

Maria Enrica Sparvieri was arrested Wednesday on charges of arranging for illicit sexual encounters and released on her own recognizance.

''She's very sprightly; she had to be to run such a business,'' said the policeman, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The policeman said about a half dozen women worked at the bordello, but no one else was arrested in the raid.