9 charged in Philadelphia prostitution bust (PHOTOS)

March 12, 2013 2:18:35 PM PDT
Nine people, including a 17-year-old girl, are facing prostitution related charges stemming from the bust of an illegal speakeasy in South Philadelphia.

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Police conducted a raid on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Twisters MC Club located in the 5700 Block of Hoffman Street.

The operation started after authorities received complaints that patrons of the club were acting unruly into the early morning hours.

Several surveillance operations discovered that the club was not licensed and females were allegedly soliciting money from male patrons for sex acts.

When the warrant was served police confiscated narcotics, 66 bottles of alcohol and $716 cash.

The following defendants were arrested and charged with Narcotics, Prostitution and related offenses:

  • Terry Boyd, 35 yr old male, 4800 N Palethorp Street
  • Mark Williams, 42 year old male, 5200 Block of Vine Street
  • Shante Williams, 23 year old female, 100 Block of N. 62nd Street
  • Joshua Ward, 25 year old male, 100 Block of S. 50TH Street
  • Thyini Johnson, 19 year old female, from the 2000 Block of Wilmont Street
  • A 17 year old female
  • Nicola Taylor, 39 year old female, 7600 Block of Roosevelt Blvd.
  • Lenee Taylor, 18 year old female, 6100 Block of Larchwood Street
  • Maxine Purvis, 44 year old female, 5200 Block of Reinhard Street