Northeast Times

Four NE men nabbed in prostitution bust

Four North­east res­id­ents were among six men ar­res­ted by City­wide Vice po­lice for al­legedly pat­ron­iz­ing pros­ti­tutes on Kens­ing­ton Av­en­ue last Thursday.

Lawrence Kelly, 55, of Lawndale; Vladi­mir Ferko, 37, of Bustleton; Kostandi Korove­shi, 63, of Holmes­burg; and Chris­toph­er Sch­roder, 49, of Frank­ford al­legedly offered cash to un­der­cov­er po­lice in ex­change for the prom­ise of sex. The oth­er “Johns” were Mario Hernan­dez, 42, of Har­rowg­ate; and Chad Bechle, 40, of Len­harts­ville, Pa. All were charged with pat­ron­iz­ing pros­ti­tu­tion and so­li­cit­a­tion. Both of­fenses are mis­de­mean­ors.

Po­lice also con­fis­cated $1,242 cash, a 2000 Jeep Cher­o­kee, a 2006 Chevy pan­el van and a 2008 Ford F-250. ••

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