Police have announced the arrested of seven men in connection to a prostitution bust in Southwest Philadelphia.
Authorities say on June 20th officers from the City Wide Vice Enforcement Unit conducted an operation targeting prostitution in the 12th District.
Undercover decoy officers arrested the following men and charged them with Patronizing Prostitution:
1) James Walker, 45, from the 1000 block of Bullock Avenue in Yeadon, Pa.
2) Mitchell Ballah, 22, from the 100 block of McDade Blvd in Folsom, Pa.
3) Mullugeta Goniche, 30, from the 2500 block of South 70th Street in Philadelphia
4) Shimless Badane, 39, from the 2500 block of South 67th Street in Philadelphia
5) Rudy Lagasca JR, 53, from the 500 block of Devon Road in Norwood, Pa.
6) Oldman Kabban, 37, from the 7100 block of Greenwood in Upper Darby, Pa.
7) HabteMariam Embaye, 32, from the 2500 block of South Claymont Street in Philadelphia