- Associated Press - Saturday, January 21, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man accused of running a prostitution ring out of a hotel and paying the women with heroin as well as money has been ordered to stand trial.

The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat (https://bit.ly/2jGBh5j ) reports that 36-year-old Barshay Dunbar, of Johnstown, was returned to prison after a preliminary hearing Thursday in Cambria County on drug, promoting prostitution and human trafficking charges.

Police alleged that Dunbar promoted prostitution on a website depicting younger women using names suggesting they were young teens.

A woman testified that she was usually paid in food or heroin, never receiving more than $5 or $10 in cash per encounter.

Dunbar’s attorney unsuccessfully sought dismissal of most of the charges, arguing that his client wasn’t forcing the women to participate.


Information from: The Tribune-Democrat, https://www.tribune-democrat.com

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