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Hearing Again Postponed for Ex-Cop Charged in Prostitution Ring

A preliminary hearing date for Talib Kevin Ghafoor has been moved to August 2.

A preliminary hearing for a former Pittsburgh narcotics detective charged with orchestrating a Moon prostitution ring has again been postponed.

Talib Kevin Ghafoor, 55, was originally scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Mary Murray today in Coraopolis District Court on charges that he organized a prostitution ring and purchased online advertisements for prostitutes.

The hearing has been rescheduled for August 2.

charged Ghafoor with two counts of third degree felony promoting prostitution, two counts of felony criminal conspiracy, four counts of felony corrupt organization and two counts of possessing instruments of crime.

This is the second Moon prostitution incident in which Ghafoor has been charged. Police first arrested the former Pittsburgh Officer of the Year in March during

Police accused him in March of driving his fiance to a Moon hotel to have sex for money with an undercover Moon detective.

Ghafoor was charged with with three counts of felony prostitution and criminal conspiracy as well as one count of misdemeanor possessing instruments of crime after the March incident.  

He is scheduled to face a formal arraignment today on those charges in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

Ghafoor resigned from the Pittsburgh Police Department in 2008 after more than 20 years with the department. He resigned while being investigated for giving contradictory testimony in a homicide investigation. He was not charged with wrongdoing in the incident.

Ghafoor's defense attorney Frank Walker has said that Ghafoor will plead to all charges.

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