Man accused of running prostitution ring

February 01, 2000|By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan | Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF

A 43-year-old Baltimore man was arrested on charges of operating an Internet prostitution ring after an undercover detective used a Web site to arrange a $225-an-hour "full service" session with a woman in a Laurel motel Friday evening, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

Fred Schrecengost of the 5200 block of Wasena Ave. was arrested at the Red Carpet Inn at 3440 Laurel Fort Meade Road about 10: 30 p.m. Friday and charged with pimping, receiving money from the act of prostitution and transporting a person for the purpose of prostitution.

Police arrested him after Detective Elmer Aulton logged onto the site and called to arrange a meeting with "Amy." Anne Arundel County Detective Terry LaCompte , who led the investigation, said Schrecengost is suspected of operating the Internet ring to hawk 12 prostitutes for about a year.

During Friday's sting, police also arrested Amy Sonnylal, 27, of the 1700 block of Hanover St. in Baltimore on charges of solicitation of prostitution, and three other women and a 17-year-old girl on various other charges.

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