Two area teens arrested on prostitution charges
Two area teenagers were among 10 individuals arrested for prostitution after agents of the state Liquor Control Board's Allentown enforcement office, state troopers, and Allentown city police raided a Lehigh County licensed club.
The Platinum Plus, located at 1261 Airport Road, Allentown, was raided on May 1. The raid was conducted following the liquor enforcement office receiving anonymous complaints about strippers inside the establishment offering sexual favors for money.
An investigation was conducted and as a result on Wednesday, May 1, agents from the Allentown office, along with state troopers from the Bethlehem barracks, Allentown police, and special unit officers of the state police Bureau of Liquor Control entered the business.
Undercover agents were inside the Platinum Plus when they were offered sexual activity for the exchange of money. As a result the following were arrested for postitution and related offenses:
Tiffany Ann Morresi, 19, of 327 First St., Weatherly; Mariah Lyn Graham, 19, of 1311 Indian Hill Rd., Lehighton; Victoria Lynn Schotter, 23, of Wilkes-Barre; Tawnia Jordan Brown, 23, of Myerstown; Alexis Lee Blazinski, 18, of Bethlehem; Jamayra I. Santos, 30, of Honey Brook; Cleah D. Furtick, 30, of Bethlehem; Mristina Marie Arnold, 19, of Churchville; Jennifer Beth Shonk, 45, of Easton; and Michelle Marie Andrews, 29, of Spring City.
Also arrested was Alisha M. Litzenberger, 21, of 4198 Chestnut St., Emmaus. Litzenberger was charged with promoting prostitution as she coordinated the undercover officers to meet with those arrested to negotiate the sexual transactions to include oral sex and sexual intercourse for a fee, authorities said.
According to the report, all those charged met in a separate secluded room in the club, referred to as the "Champagne Room," and were available for dancers and patrons to meet apart from the main club for the sexual activity.
About 5 p.m. on May 1 uniformed state troopers and undercover officers entered the club and the Champagne Room. All those charged were taken into custody and transported to the Lehigh County Central Booking Center where they were arraigned before District Judge Michale D. D'Amore. All were released on unsecured bail.