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NEWS
August 7, 2005
FREDERICK, Md. - A police prostitution sting Thursday night led to a criminal charge against a Frederick man, police said Saturday. Ronald Wayne Thomas, 46, of 7803B Edgewood Church Road, was charged with soliciting a prostitute, Frederick Police said. An undercover female officer posed as a prostitute in the 500 block of North Market Street about 10 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
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NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | June 1, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg woman charged with running a prostitution business out of a Berkeley County hotel was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to five months in jail, according to her attorney. Susan Christine Powell, 42, likely will serve the sentence in the Alderson Federal Correctional Institute in Alderson, W.Va., according to attorney Kevin D. Mills. After the jail sentence, Powell will serve five months of house arrest, Mills said.
NEWS
April 19, 2005
Sheriff's deputies respond to calls The Washington County Sheriff's Department has responded to the following calls since Saturday, Sgt. Mark Knight said: Saturday: · At 12:30 p.m., a 2002 Dodge Ram and a 1994 GMC Sonoma were reported keyed in the 10600 block of Hershey Drive. There was no estimate listed for the damage. · At 5:30 p.m., a bicycle was reported stolen in the 100 block of Valley View Court in Boonsboro. The bicycle was valued at $450. · At 11:30 p.m., a rear window was reported broken on a Toyota Matrix parked in the first block of Saint Paul Street in Boonsboro.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | February 19, 2005
Three women were charged with prostitution Friday by the Washington County Sheriff's Department after a nearly monthlong investigation revealed the Halfway-area massage parlor in which they worked allegedly conducted illegitimate business, Investigator Greg Alton said. Su Cha Corry, 62, the owner of BioSpa at 18216 Oak Ridge Drive, Yong Sook Lee, 34, BioSpa employee, and Sun Ja Lee, 53, BioSpa office manager, all of 15142 Clear Spring Road in Williamsport, were charged with prostitution, Alton said.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | January 22, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Federal authorities have filed indictments against three people charged with running a prostitution ring from two motels in Martinsburg, and also are asking that the motels and more than $670,000 be forfeited to the government. Surendra D. "Sam" Singh, 43, of 1193 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg; Dilipkumar S. "Dan" Patel, 53, of 16 Needy Road, Martinsburg; and Suresh S. Patel, of 1024 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, were indicted on allegations that they allowed prostitutes to work from rooms at the Economy Inn and Scottish Inn in Martinsburg from May 2000 through July 4, 2003, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
NEWS
September 3, 2004
Should the City of Frederick post the pictures of people arrested for prostitution-related offenses on the city's Web site? Yes. The Herald-Mail routinely publishes pictures of those who've been arrested and those sought by the police, so we don't have a problem with it. However, it would be nice if the Web site included a disclaimer saying that suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. And, the city might also consider an innovative anti-prostitution program that started this year in Tucson, Ariz.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | August 26, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - For the fourth time in a little more than a month, police have made a prostitution arrest in Martinsburg. Cheri Ann Marchesani, 32, of 2452 Martins Landing Circle, Martinsburg, was charged with the misdemeanor count Tuesday night. Marchesani is the fourth woman charged with prostitution since July 15. Martinsburg Police Department officers have pledged to try to stop prostitution in the downtown area. The case involving Marchesani began at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, when Patrolman Michael St. Clair, working undercover, said he met with Marchesani in the 200 block of East Burke Street.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | May 11, 2004
Washington County District Court Judge Ralph H. France II set bond during Monday hearings for three Hagerstown residents arrested early Friday during a Hagerstown Police Department prostitution sweep, court records say. Jannelle J. Trail, 26, of 409 Linganore Ave., was charged with second-degree assault, fourth-degree sex offense and general prostitution, according to records. Records allege Trail touched an undercover police officer inappropriately and agreed to perform a sexual act in exchange for a piece of crack cocaine at about 5:20 a.m. in the 100 block of West Washington Street.
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