Solicitation Charges Filed Against a New York Man in Monroe County

 MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV)  A New York man is locked up in Monroe County tonight on prostitution charges.

    Police say they began an investigation after finding an advertisement for sex on the website "Back-Page.com."

    An undercover officer set up an arrangement to meet with the woman in the ad in Stroudsburg.

 When she arrived-- she was accompanied by a man later identified as 37-year-old Joseph Payne also known as "luv"-- who dropped her off.

    After receiving his contact information from the woman, officers found him in his vehicle in East Stroudsburg.

    He was arrested and is facing multiple prostitution-related charges.


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