TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Charleroi woman charged with prostitution

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Valley Independent
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

A Charleroi woman was charged with prostitution after she allegedly propositioned a constable at a traffic light in the borough.

Leah C. Harris, 50, of 219 McKean Ave., Apt. 2, was charged Monday by Charleroi Regional Police with prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Harris allegedly approached a vehicle operated by state constable Marcus Carroll at the Sixth Street and McKean Avenue traffic signal at 9:50 p.m., according to the affidavit of probable cause.

The affidavit was filed at the Charleroi office of Magisterial District Judge Larry Hopkins.

Carroll told police Harris offered to perform a sex act on him for $20, according to the affidavit. Harris reportedly told Carroll, “I really need the money,” police said.

Harris allegedly told Carroll to park in front of Rego's Restaurant and Hotel.

Carroll then called police, who met them in front of the restaurant. Police said a metal pipe and a cut straw were found in Harris' purse.

She was sent the charges via summons. Harris faces a preliminary hearing before Hopkins at 10 a.m. Sept. 26.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Mon Valley

  1. Belle Vernon Reality Tour offers close look at ‘nightmare’ of drug abuse
  2. Assistant band director drums up support to save Monessen building
  3. Cops nab 4 in Monessen drug hangout
  4. Former Charleroi Area teacher who stole from union sentenced
  5. Brownsville native draws from life experience in series of books
  6. St. Vincent de Paul store in Monessen still growing
  7. Mother, son share musical talent with Elizabeth Forward band students
  8. Police investigating Monessen fight
  9. Mount St. Macrina hosting annual pilgrimage
  10. ‘Stars’ align on dance floor for Mon Area chamber fundraiser