Police arrest Oxford Circle man for pimping girl, 17, in Northeast motel

Darryl Vance

Un­der­cov­er po­lice ar­res­ted a 17-year-old girl and her al­leged pimp dur­ing a pros­ti­tu­tion sting at a North­east Phil­adelphia motel on Thursday.

Mem­bers of the City­wide Vice unit made ini­tial con­tact with the girl by re­spond­ing to an ad­vert­ise­ment on a Web page no­tori­ous for its pros­ti­tu­tion-re­lated list­ings, po­lice said. 

A “de­coy” of­ficer called the tele­phone num­ber in the ad and ar­ranged to meet the pros­ti­tute in Room 156 of the Roosevelt Mo­tor Inn, 7600 Roosevelt Blvd., at 10 p.m. Thursday.

At the motel, the teen­ager al­legedly offered to have sex with the of­ficer for $160. 

Po­lice ar­res­ted her, then de­term­ined that the room had been ren­ted by Darryl Vance, 50, of the 1000 block of Chel­ten­ham Ave. in Ox­ford Circle. Of­ficers spot­ted Vance in the lobby and ar­res­ted him. Vance al­legedly had a gun.

Po­lice did not re­lease the name of the girl be­cause of her age. She was charged with pros­ti­tu­tion, so­li­cit­a­tion and con­spir­acy.

Vance was charged with pro­mot­ing pros­ti­tu­tion, cor­rupt­ing a minor and con­spir­acy. ••

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