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Solicitation Charges Filed Against a New York Man in Monroe County

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 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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