Northeast Times

NE men arrested in prostitution stings

Phil­adelphia po­lice have an­nounced the res­ults of three more pros­ti­tu­tion en­force­ment stings in the city.

Two North­east res­id­ents were among five men ar­res­ted by Phil­adelphia po­lice on June 10 dur­ing one op­er­a­tion in the 24th dis­trict. Of­ficers from the City Wide Vice Unit car­ried out the sting in typ­ic­al fash­ion, pos­ing as de­coy hook­ers in an area known for open-air pros­ti­tu­tion. Each of the de­fend­ants is ac­cused of of­fer­ing to pay an un­der­cov­er cop for sex. They in­clude Brandon Lewis Seals, 41, of the 4700 block of Lor­ing St. in Holmes­burg, and Vic­tor Clark, 36, of the 4600 block of Griscom St. in Frank­ford. Oth­er de­fend­ants were Jorge L. Perez, 33, of Ju­ni­ata Park; and Jack Ivan Hart, 62, of Hunt­ing­don Val­ley. In ad­di­tion to the ar­rests, po­lice con­fis­cated $2,424 cash and four mo­tor vehicles.

Ad­di­tion­al stings oc­curred on June 16 in the 26th dis­trict and last Thursday in the 16th dis­trict. In the earli­er case, six men were ar­res­ted in­clud­ing Mark Sanders, 55, Rory Eskridge, 32, and Den­nis Mease, 55, of West Philly; Martez Stubbs, 22, and Kendell Har­ris, 18, of North Philly; and Des­mond Bro­mell, 37, of Lo­gan. Po­lice seized $405 cash and four vehicles.

Last Thursday, eight men were ar­res­ted in­clud­ing Chi­heam Jones, 29, of the 5200 block of Hawthorne St. in Frank­ford; Omar Bar­raza, 50, of West Kens­ing­ton; Bog­dan Jastrzebski, 59, of Port Rich­mond; Jose Lu­is DelValle, 50, of Har­rowg­ate; Richard Moy­er, 58, of Churchville, Bucks County; Jameil Chap­pelle, 32, of North Philly; Kev­in Cooper, a.k.a. Kenny Brown, 53, of North Philly; and Senh Van, 36, of Kens­ing­ton. Po­lice seized $968 cash and six vehicles that day. ••

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