An undercover sting has led to the arrests of 10 men and six women on prostitution-related charges, police announced Monday.
The sting was conducted last Friday at a hotel in Hanover Twp., Northampton Co., by the Colonial Regional and Bethlehem Township police departments.
The 10 men were arrested after they responded to an Internet advertisement and offered an undercover officer money for sex, police said.
The male suspects were identified by police as Jason Robert Loch, 35, of Kutztown, Berks Co.; Jimmy Lee Soles, 45, of Bethlehem; Michael Allen Shupp, 37, of Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co.; Michael Peter Karp, 51, of Allentown; James William Hardin, 58, of Canton, Mich.; Scott Michael Marcin, 43, of Tamaqua, Schuylkill Co.; Donald Wayne Meinen, 53, of East Troy, Wis.; Daniel Riviera Lopez, 24, of Bethlehem; Matthew John Nelson, 32, of Allentown; and George B. Blandford, of Catasauqua, Lehigh Co.
The men were charged with soliciting/patronizing prostitutes, police said.
The six women were arrested after they offered an undercover officer sex for money, police said.
The female suspects were identified by police as Nicole Renee Goss, 19, of Milton, Pa.; Samantha L. Wagenhurst, 30, of Kelayres, Pa.; Bonnie Lee Buckworth, 30, of Phillipsburg, N.J.; Jessica Marie Hartman, 23, of Allentown; Brittany M. Leidy, 23, of Lehighton, Carbon Co.; and Danielle Nicole Genteel, 23, of Pen Argyl, Northampton Co.