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Two Ohio Women Charged with Prostitution After Moon Sting

Moon Township Police blotter for Thursday, April 26.

charged two Ohio women with prostitution this month following an undercover sting at the . 

Police said Ashley D. Pauley, 27, and Jessica Rawlins, 26, both of Columbus, advertised themselves online as prostitutes working in the Pittsburgh airport area. 

Police Detective Charles Carr, who arranged to meet the women April 12 at the Thorn Run Road hotel, said in a police report that the women agreed to have sex in exchange for money. 

Pauley has been charged with prostitution, promoting prostitution, criminal conspiracy and possessions of instruments of crime. Rawlins has been charged with prostitution, criminal conspiracy, possession of instruments of crime and possession of a controlled substance. 

Moon Police also made the following arrests and responded to the following incidents. Each item is a reflection of police records and does not indicate guilt or a conviction. 

  • Todd Whitehurst, 54, of Moon, was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, tampering with evidence, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief April 25 in connection to a reported burglary at on Brodhead and Flaugherty Run roads. 
  • Richard Joseph Kane, 20, of Moon Township, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, transportation of alcohol and drug possession with intent to deliver on April 6 near University Boulevard. 
  • Nine people were charged with underage drinking at 1 a.m. April 21 at the 100 block of Dover Drive after police received anonymous complaints about a disruptive party in the area. 
  • A burglary was reported April 16 at a home on the 1900 block of Montour Street Exit in the township. A resident reported that someone gained access to her home through unlocked windows and removed a television and computer valued at a total of $1,100.  

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