10 arrested in Hartford prostitution bust


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford police say they have arrested ten people after an investigation into prostitution in the area.

Police say on Wednesday, the East Central Narcotics Taskforce set up a buy/bust operation in the capitol region area targeting “Johns” soliciting prostitutes. Officers say they learned of an increase of “Johns” engaging in the illegal solicitation of prostitutes. They also say they learned of related narcotic activity.

Undercover officers arranged to meet with “Johns” who offered the undercover officer money in exchange for sexual actions.

Police arrested and charged the following individuals:

1. Matthew Morrissette, 34, of Vernon

Charges: Patronizing a Prostitute

2. Vishaldeep Singh, 22, of Vernon

Charges: Patronizing a Prostitute

3. Augustine OGrady, 67, of Florence, MA

Charges: Patronizing a Prostitute

4. Elvis Martinez, 38, of Manchester

Charges: Patronizing a Prostitute

5. Gurpheet Singh, 24, of Vernon

Charges: Patronizing a Prostitute, Interfering with Police

6. Konrad Mataszuk, 28, of New Britain

Charges: Patronizing a Prostitute

7. Brendan Rogowaski, 39, of Southwick, MA

Charges: Promoting Prostitution

8. Jessica Schoner, 29, of Hartford

Charges: Prostitution, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

9. Kaitlyn Walker, 22, of Brooklyn

Charges: First-degree Failure to Appear

10. Chuncy Webb, 29, of Hartford

Charges: Third-degree Promoting Prostitution

Interfering With an Officer

Criminal Possession of a Firearm

Carrying a Firearm Without a Permit

Weapons in a Motor Vehicle

Possession of a Large Capacity Magazine

Possession of Cocaine

Officers seized approximately $1,500 cash, one 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol, one magazine, and 13 rounds of ammunition in this investigation.

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