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10 charged in Pittsburgh prostitution sting | TribLIVE.com

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By Tom Davidson

Pittsburgh police arrested 10 people in an undercover prostitution sting this week at a city hotel.

Among those charged were:

• Moriah Asefi, 29, of Jeannette, charged with prostitution and possessing instruments of crime.

• Heather Madhat, 49, of Akron, Ohio, was charged with promoting prostitution.

• Scott Porter, 40, of Pittsburgh’s Sheraden neighborhood. Porter is charged with prostitution. He worked under the name “Desire” and was billed as a female, according to a complaint.

• Clara Bass, 40, South Union Township, Fayette County. Bass is charged with prostitution and possessing instruments of crime.

• Patricia Scarlett, 43, of Farmington, was charged with promoting prostitution.

• Two passengers in a car, Brian Funk, 26, of Uniontown, and Joseph Chism, 22, also of South Union, were charged with prohibited acts after marijuana and a pipe allegedly were found by police.

• Cody Singletary, 24, of Mt. Oliver. Singletary is charged with prostitution and possessing instruments of crime.

• Two others, Russell Hogue, 39, of Petrolia, and Kalil Bryant, 26, of Emsworth, were charged with patronizing prostitutes and possessing instruments of crime.

.Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, tdavidson@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

Source: 10 charged in Pittsburgh prostitution sting | TribLIVE.com

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