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Prostitution sting brings 11 arrests in center city Allentown

Published On: Dec 07 2012 12:14:09 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 07 2012 12:16:29 PM EST
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Allentown Police conducted a prostitution sting operation Thursday that netted 11 arrests.

The operation, from noon to 6 p.m., targeted those engaged in prostitution and johns soliciting sex for money, police said.

Those arrested include:


Jose G. Roman, 44, of 821 Linden Street, charge of prostitution;

Edward Genesemer, 66, of 282 W. 31st Street, charge of prostitution;

Scott Harden, 42, 195 Creek Road, Kutztown, charge of prostitution;

Donna Knauss, 52, 1013 Court Street, charge of prostitution;

Hesham Ibrahim, 27, 128 W. Tilghman Street, charge of prostitution;

Romualdo Caraballo, 47, 125 S. Carlisle, charge of prostitution, resisting arrest, drug arrest, drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct;

Ermelindo Pitre, 48, 322 N. Front, charge of prostitution;

Joseph Weaver, 37, 47 E. Third St., Wind Gap, charge of prostitution;

Ronnie Price, 59, 464 Northampton, Easton, charge of prostitution;

Argenis Nunez, 31, 1338 Chew St., charge of prostitution;

Shannon McMonigle, 24, 733 Walnut Stree, charge of prostitution, bad checks, theft and receiving stolen property.