A Frankford man was among six alleged “Johns” whom Philadelphia police rounded up during a prostitution sting last Friday along Kensington Avenue.
Indra Deo, 49, of the 4500 block of Griscom St., allegedly went to the 2700 block of Kensington Ave. near Somerset Street and solicited an undercover police officer for sex. The five other accused hooker patrons included Tyrone Foucha, 48, of Rembert, S.C.; Allen Nguyen, 48, of the 100 block of Johns Road in Cheltenham; Vicente Rivera, 54, of the 2600 block of Emerald St. in Kensington; Anthony Gambino, 54, of the 2700 block of Kensington Ave. in Kensington; and Jose Martinez, 51, of the 2000 block of E. Venango St. in Harrowgate.
All six men were charged with patronizing prostitution and criminal solicitation. Police seized $1,881 cash, three motor vehicles and a bicycle from them.
The police department’s Citywide Vice unit conducted a similar sting along the same corridor on Sept. 4 and made six arrests. ••