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Several arrested in prostitution ring at club

July 12, 2011
By ANGELINA DICKSON - Staff writer ( , Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - A total of six individuals have been arrested in prostitution-related charges after police discovered solicitation was being permitted at Rumorz Showbar in Weirton.

James Mason, Shane Basil, Mariah Aloe, Amber Baker and Megan Bishop, whose ages and addresses were not released by police, were arrested for prostitution on Saturday at approximately 1:30 p.m. while Rumorz Showbar owner Tony Cammel was arrested Monday after a criminal complaint was filed for allegedly permitting solicitation at the night club.

Lt. Rick Stead said the Weirton Police Department was contacted by the West Virginia Beverage Control Administration to assist in the investigation. He said there was an under cover agent working for the WVBCA when the arrests were made.

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"There were five summons produced for Hancock County Magistrate on prostitution charges," he added, noting the individuals were issued citations on the charges.

Based on the information of two women, whose identities were not released, Cammel was then arrested for permitting prostitution at the showbar, according to Stead.

Stead said Cammel was transported to the West Virginia Northern Regional Jail to await arraignment.

As the investigation continues, police officials said more information will be released.

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