10 arrested, 2 from Mass., in a Hartford prostitution bust


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford Police arrested ten people this week after an investigation into prostitution in the area.

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

Undercover officers arranged to meet with “Johns” who then offered the officer money in exchange for sexual actions. Police arrested and charged the following individuals:

  1. Matthew Morrissette, 34, of Vernon, CT

    Charges: Patronizing a Prostitute

  2. Vishaldeep Singh, 22, of Vernon, CT

    Charges: Patronizing a Prostitute

  3. Augustine OGrady, 67, of Florence, MA

    Charges: Patronizing a Prostitute

  4. Elvis Martinez, 38, of Manchester, CT

    Charges: Patronizing a Prostitute

  5. Gurpheet Singh, 24, of Vernon, CT

    Charges: Patronizing a Prostitute, Interfering with Police

  6. Konrad Mataszuk, 28, of New Britain, CT

    Charges: Patronizing a Prostitute

  7. Brendan Rogowaski, 39, of Southwick, MA

    Charges: Promoting Prostitution

  8. Jessica Schoner, 29, of Hartford, CT

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

  9. Kaitlyn Walker, 22, of Brooklyn, NY

    Charges: First-degree Failure to Appear

  10. Chuncy Webb, 29, of Hartford, CT

    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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