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Prostitution sting brings 11 arrests in center city Allentown

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Published On: Dec 07 2012 11:14:09 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 07 2012 11:16:29 AM CST
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A new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that New Hampshire is the best state to live in the U.S. for many reasons, one of which is its low crime rate.


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.