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Prostitute and pimp arrested in undercover investigation at Stroudsburg hotel

Prostitute and pimp arrested in undercover investigation at Stroudsburg hotel

Jul 1, 2015
On June 24, 2015 detectives from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office arrested Lee Vargas, 31, of Stroudsburg and Marbelyn Espinal, 18 of Bronx, New York for prostitution-related charges. While investigating wide spread prostitution in the Stroudsburg area, detectives responded to an advertisement on backpage.com which was posted in the Adult>Escort section of the website. An undercover officer called the female, later identified as Marbelyn Espinal, who said that she charged $150 for a half hour and $300 for a full hour.  Espinal explained that she offered full service with ‘prote…

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Heroin den in Stroudsburg raided, 4 arrested

Heroin den in Stroudsburg raided, 4 arrested

Jun 30, 2015
On Friday June 26, 2015 at 6:15 am a search warrant was executed at 10 Linden St in the Borough of Stroudsburg by members of the Monroe County Drug Task Force. This was a month long joint drug investigation involving the Stroud Area Regional Police Department and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Detectives Unit. Christopher Gordon, Shawn Proctor, Mackenzie Bowers, an adult female and a juvenile were located inside the residence.   Heroin, marijuana and a large safe were discovered in the living room. The safe was opened and a small lockbox was found inside. There was a set of keys aroun…

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WANTED PERSON - Qualuani Anthony of Wilkes-Barre

WANTED PERSON - Qualuani Anthony of Wilkes-Barre

Jun 18, 2015
The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney is requesting the public's help in locating a wanted fugitive. Qualuani Jzarie Anthony, 23, of Wilkes-Barre, is currently wanted on charges of prostitution and corruption of a minor. Anthony had an ad placed on backpage.com, including a nude photograph, advertising sex acts in exchange for money in early June.  Detectives contacted Anthony and arranged a meeting at a hotel in the Stroudsburg Area.  Anthony along with another woman and a 16 year old minor child, traveled to Stroudsburg to meet someone who they thought would pay $300 for 1 hour…

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Canadensis man sentenced to 5 to 10 years for child pornography

Canadensis man sentenced to 5 to 10 years for child pornography

Jun 17, 2015
Nathan Sauers, 35, of Canadensis, was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to 5 to 10 years in state prison for possessing and distributing child pornography. In August of 2013, a computer at Sauers’ Barrett Township home was discovered by Detective Brian Webbe of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office sharing child pornography on a peer-to-peer file sharing network.  Detectives from the District Attorney’s Office and the Barrett Township Police Department served a search warrant on Sauers’ home, locating evidence linking Sauers to the child pornography. Sauers was convicted by a jury in March …

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Third arrest made in $100,000 extortion scheme

Third arrest made in $100,000 extortion scheme

Jun 12, 2015
A third suspect has been arrested in a complex extortion scheme originating in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County. During the investigation detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney and Pocono Mountain Regional Police learned that Mari-Lyn Normando, 26 of Effort; Brandon Hill, 34 of Tobyhanna and Latina Davenport, 31 of Tobyhanna conspired to blackmail a doctor and extort him for $100,000. Davenport was arrested on June 11, 2015 while police were executing a search warrant at her residence in Coolbaugh Township. In Davenport’s home police recovered, among other items, …

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