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Melissa McKee arrested on prostitution charges

Police said incidents occurred at Mount Pocono hotels and motels

MOUNT POCONO, Pa. - Twenty-two-year-old Melissa McKee was arrested Friday afternoon on charges that she engaged in prostitution at hotels and motels in the borough of Mount Pocono, Monroe County.

The investigation by Pocono Mountain Regional Police was initiated by a letter from a concerned citizen.

Police conducted surveillance at several motels.

Last Wednesday, McKee was spotted at a hotel, but was able to evade arrest.

She was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Friday at another unidentified hotel in the borough, where she was meeting an individual to engage in sexual activity for money.

She is being charged with prostitution, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of unidentified instruments of crime.

When arrested, the defendant was in possession of drug paraphernalia and suspected controlled substances.

The police department's investigation revealed McKee is wanted for probation violations in both Monroe and Lehigh counties.

She was incarcerated in the Monroe County Correctional Facility.

McKee gave police no home address.

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