Former Allegheny prosecutor charged with promoting prostitution
Police charged a Monroeville attorney with promoting prostitution in an undercover investigation involving officers from Monroeville, Moon and Pittsburgh.
Monroeville Police arrested W. Christopher Conrad, 64, on Wednesday outside Gateway Grill. A Brentwood woman police identified as a prostitute told authorities that Conrad drove her to and from appointments, police said.
Conrad is charged with promoting prostitution, criminal conspiracy and using a cellphone to communicate with a female escort, according to a criminal complaint.
The woman was not charged as of Thursday morning.
Police said they tracked down the woman through an advertisement and arranged to meet her at a hotel in Monroeville. There, she told police Conrad is her attorney and was aware that she worked as a prostitute.
Conrad was held in the Allegheny County Jail on $5,000 bail, according to court records.
A lawyer who has represented Conrad could not be reached.
Conrad was an Allegheny County prosecutor until 1998 and became a defense attorney. He ran an unsuccessful campaign against District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr.
Conrad was charged three times with drunken driving in recent years and with driving with a suspended license.
Christina Gallagher is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-5637 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pittsburgh police break up customer fights over Air Jordan 11 shoes
- Police crash victim’s death ruled accidental
- 3 charged in East Deer home invasion
- Undersized Beachum quietly excels at 1 of game’s pivotal positions
- Penguins missing Martin, Ehrhoff, Adams; prized prospect Pouliot called up
- Shooting guard Mason paces Dukes to win over UMass Lowell
- Cal U students aid Fayette survey
- North Huntingdon residents warned about vehicle break-ins
- Trinity United Presbyterian offers Festival of Lessons and Carols
- Butler County COG, Humane Society aim to control cat population
- Steelers notebook: Polamalu, Taylor unlikely to play, Harrison ‘ready’