Trials Delayed for Former Police Officers Charged with Prostitution
Talib Kevin Ghafoor and Faquar Holland will appear in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
The non-jury trials of two former Pittsburgh Police detectives charged with operating a prostitution ring have been postponed until April.
Talib Kevin Ghafoor, 56, and Faquar Holland, 39, will appear before Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel April 30 for non-jury trials.
Ghafoor, who resigned from the Pittsburgh Police department in 2008 after a 20-year career, is charged with promoting prostitution, conspiracy and corrupt organizations in connection to a Moon-area prostitution ring, according to court records. Moon Police first arrested him in March 2011 after police said he drove his fiance to a township hotel to have sex with an undercover detective in exchange for money.
Holland, who was Ghafoor's partner in the Pittsburgh Police narcotics division, was also charged with promoting prostition last year after police said he purchased online prostitution advertisements with Ghafoor.
Holland resigned from the Pittsburgh Police department in 2007 after pleading guilty to forgery charges.
Ghafoor and Holland briefly appeared Monday in court before their trials were delayed.
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