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W.Va. women face prostitution charges

August 11, 2004|by CANDICE BOSELY

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two women were charged Tuesday after one allegedly agreed to perform two sexual acts for $40 and the other allegedly exposed her breast to a man and asked whether he wanted to engage in sexual activity, the Martinsburg Police Department said.

Tina Marie Starcher, 37, of 117 Centre St., Martinsburg, was charged with solicitation of prostitution, according to police.

Police allege that a confidential informant first met with Starcher downtown, and the two later met at War Memorial Park. As they drove along Tennessee Avenue, Starcher allegedly agreed to perform two separate sexual acts for $40, police said. Marked bills were given to Starcher, according to police. The car was stopped at 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of West Martin Street and Tennessee Avenue, police said.

In a separate incident, at 1:38 a.m., Patrolman Craig Phelps received a call regarding a woman allegedly soliciting sex.

The caller reported that a woman approached his car, offered sex in exchange for money and exposed one of her breasts, police said.

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Police said Stacy Rene Buracker-Hernandez, 31, of Rt. 1, Box 365, Inwood, W.Va., was found in the parking lot of a convenience store at the intersection of Winchester Avenue and King Street. The man who called police identified Buracker-Hernandez as the woman who approached him, police said.

Phelps noted in his report that he saw a woman leaning into the window of the caller's car just before the man called police.

Buracker-Hernandez was charged with prostitution and indecent exposure, according to police.

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