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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 28, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man arrested Thursday by Martinsburg Police Department officers is the fourth person to be charged with solicitation of prostitution in seven days, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Waverly Lakirkus Griffin, 45, of 615 N. Queen St., was arraigned by Berkeley County Magistrate JoAnn Overington, who set a $2,500 bond for the case, according to court records. Griffin allegedly agreed to have sex with an informant working for the police department about 4:45 p.m., according to a complaint filed by Detective Sgt. G.B. Swartwood.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 25, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 19-year-old woman was charged with allegedly agreeing to perform sexual acts on a police informant Monday afternoon, Berkeley County Magistrate Court records show. Cortney Blaire Saylor, 151 Tower View Drive, Martinsburg, is the third person since Friday to be charged by Martinsburg Police Department officers with solicitation of prostitution. Saylor also was charged with possession of heroin. She was jailed on a $5,000 bond set by Magistrate JoAnn Overington, record show Her arrest about 1:50 p.m. in a parking lot in the 500 block of South Raleigh Street, was similar to two others announced Friday by Detective Sgt. G.B. Swartwood.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | July 20, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Martin Joe McDaniel nearly lost the stuffing from his bra as Hagerstown Police Department officers took him to the ground and placed him under arrest Wednesday. McDaniel, 42, who was wearing a tan minidress with a black bow, and two other men were charged with prostitution general during a nearly two-hour Hagerstown Police Department undercover operation in the first block of North Prospect Street. Herman Marshall Bartles, 81, of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Steven Louis Menard, 42, of Hagerstown, also were charged during the sting.
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May 10, 2006
Council comments were an insult To the editor: Recently there appeared on the front page of The Herald-Mail a photo showing the Aspiring to Serve Community Center and Christ's Reformed Church. Above the photo was in large black letters the words "War Zone?" As a member of Christ's Reformed Church, I am angry. First, Christ's Reformed Church does not, nor has it ever been, the cause of any problems that may have occurred in our area. We have always been a faithful member of the community and have always worked to make our community better.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | April 26, 2006
A 52-year-old Funkstown man was given probation before judgment Thursday in Washington County District Court after he pleaded guilty to prostitution general in connection with a March incident in which he asked an undercover police officer for sex, according to court documents. Barry Irvin Warrenfeltz, 52, of 16 E. Chestnut St., was ordered by Frederick County District Judge Oliver John Cejka Jr., sitting in Washington County, to serve one year of probation, documents state. Warrenfeltz is a member of the Funkstown Appeals Board and had been a member of the Funkstown Planning and Zoning Commission for two years, according to published reports.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | March 22, 2006
Two Hagerstown men and a South Carolina man were arrested Saturday during a Hagerstown Police Department Street Crimes Unit undercover prostitution sting, according to a written release from Sgt. Jim Robison. Each of the men were charged with general prostitution in connection with allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer for sexual favors, according to the release. Gerald Bernhisel, 59, of 570 Jefferson St. in Hagerstown, and Jimmy Sherlock, 54, of P.O. Box 7691 in North Augusta, S.C., each were charged with one count of general prostitution.
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by DON AINES | February 1, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four women charged last week with allegedly offering to perform sexual acts in exchange for money waived their preliminary hearings Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court, according to the District Attorney's Office. Soon Deok Lee, 55, of Indianapolis, and Sun S. Park, 45, of Bowie, Md., were charged by Pennsylvania State Police with prostitution-related offenses, a third-degree misdemeanor, according to Assistant District Attorney Bret Palmer. Charged with the same offenses were Choi Hyun and We H. Hong, ages unavailable, both of whom police said had no fixed address.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 26, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged four women with prostitution Wednesday for allegedly asking customers at two Chambersburg, Pa., spas for money in exchange for sex acts. The women's names were not available Wednesday night, police said. Police had been investigating possible prostitution at Evergreen Spa, at 1404 Lincoln Way East, and Apple Spa, at 1228 Lincoln Way East, both in Chambersburg. Undercover officers allegedly were asked if they would like to pay to engage in sex acts during the investigation, police said.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | December 8, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. martinsburg@herald-mail.com An attorney representing Ray Brosius, a pastor and the president of the Berkeley County Planning Commission charged last month with paying a woman $20 to perform a sexual act with him, entered a no-contest plea Wednesday on his client's behalf. Brosius was not in the courtroom, having obtained a waiver that allowed him to be absent. The case was in Municipal Court in Martinsburg City Hall, but no hearing was held.
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by TARA REILLY | November 25, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG - A pastor and president of the Berkeley County Planning Commission charged Wednesday with soliciting prostitution was described by a colleague Thursday as an "outstanding and upstanding" man who has made years worth of good planning decisions. But the Rev. Raymond G. Brosius Jr.'s alleged decision to pay a woman $20 to perform a sex act would be a "stupid mistake," if proven true, said John Jeans, who serves on the planning commission with Brosius.
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