Ex-Detective Waives Prostitution Hearing

Moon Police charge Faquar "Terry" Holland with purchasing online prostitution ads.

A second former Pittsburgh narcotics detective charged by with orchestrating a prostitution ring waived his right to a preliminary hearing today.

, 38, of Charleroi, appeared briefly in Coraopolis District Court this afternoon without an attorney. His formal arraignment is scheduled for July 12 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

Holland declined to comment while leaving court this afternoon. 

Holland, who resigned from the Pittsburgh Police department in 2007, has been charged alongside his former police partner, 55-year-old , with organizing a prostitution ring and purchasing online prostitution ads.

Moon Police charged Holland last week with a felony count of promoting prostitution, five felony counts of running a corrupt organization and conspiracy.

Holland and Ghafoor both had been honored as Pittsburgh Officers of the Year.

Ghafoor was arrested by in March following an undercover Moon prostitution sting. He was again charged last month with buying online advertisements for prostitutes. 

Moon Det. Charles Carr arrested Holland Friday after obtaining a search warrant for his home in Charleroi. Moon Police Chief Leo McCarthy said when taken into custody, Holland waived his Miranda rights and gave "substantial omissions related to this activity."

McCarthy said Holland is being cooperative with the investigation. 

Holland was released from the Allegheny County Jail Saturday after posting $10,000 bail. 


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