8 arrested in connection with prostitution sting; former Lower Nazareth official among the accused

Posted: 1:50 PM EST Dec 17, 2012   Updated: 5:32 PM EST Dec 17, 2012

Colonial Regional Police have arrested eight people in connection with a prostitution sting in Northampton County.

Among the accused is former Lower Nazareth Supervisor Alan Dilsaver, according to Colonial Regional Police.

On Friday, between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m., four men were charged with prostitution and patronizing prostitutes after answering an ad on the internet and offering money for sexual acts to an undercover sheriff's deputy.

Those arrested were:

Alan V. Dilsaver, 56, of 301 Hillview Dr., Nazareth; Sal Basile, 43, of 4766 Kathi Dr., Bethlehem; Rikin Patel, 26, of 4117 Main St., Whitehall Twp., Lehigh County; and Mohamad Asaf, 18, of 627 N. Fifth Street, Allentown.

Police said Karen Landau, 34, of 19 Longacre Lane in Barto, Berks County, posted an ad on the internet offering to perform sex acts for money.  She was charged with prostitution.

Her husband, George Landau, 38, of the same address, was charged with promoting prostitution, as he checked the hotel room for her safety, and was her driver/bodyguard, police said.

Thad Louis Starner, 39, and 34-year-old Monique Damaro, both of 158 S. Whitfield St., Nazareth, were charged with possession, possession with intent to deliver and delivery of methamphetamine after police said they sold meth to an undercover officer for $50. Damaro also hdad loaded syringes and zanax pill in her possession, police said.

Starner and Damaro were sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.