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Pa. police charge second person in prostitution case

November 16, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Police Department has charged a second person, a borough man who remains at large, with prostituting two teenage runaways in August.

Gregory Ramos, 49, of 61 S. Franklin St., has been charged with two felony counts each of sexual exploitation of children and promoting prostitution, police said. He previously was charged with two misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors stemming from the investigation, police said.

Candy Lee Hubbard, 31, also of 61 S. Franklin St., was charged with the same offenses when she was taken into custody Sept. 30. She waived her preliminary hearing earlier this month and is scheduled for mandatory arraignment Dec. 17, Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom said.

Hubbard remains in Franklin County Jail on $100,000 bond, police said.

Police said Ramos fled the area in August as the case was being investigated. He was still at large Friday and was believed to be in Delaware, police said.

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The girls, ages 15 and 17, ran away from the Mountain Valley Center, an agency that takes in juveniles placed by the courts or Children and Youth Services, Detective Sgt. Dianne Kelso said last month. The girls ran away from the center July 25, police said.

From Aug. 1 to 4, the girls stayed at the home of Ramos and Hubbard, where men paid Hubbard $30 to $40 to have oral sex with the girls and $50 to $60 for sexual intercourse, police said. The 15-year-old told police she had sex with 15 to 17 men during the three-day period, according to police.

The girls were given a place to stay, clothing, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs and condoms, and while they were not held against their will, Hubbard told them not to leave the house during the day because police might see them, the affidavit of probable cause stated.

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