New Hampshire

6 Charged in Connection With Manchester, New Hampshire, Prostitution Sting

Manchester NH prostitution sting June 22 2017
Manchester Police Department

Six people were arrested in connection with a prostitution sting in New Hampshire on Wednesday.

Manchester police say five people face prostitution-related charges, including four men who approached an undercover officer and a woman who offered an undercover detective sex for a fee.

They have been identified as: Olvin Laza Miranda, 27, of Manchester; Mercedes Delgado, 47, of Manchester; Walter Loan, 52, of Northfield; Wilkins De La Cruz Peralta, 24, of Manchester; and Alicia Dubois, 30, of Manchester.

The men were charged with prostitution and released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail. Dubois was charged with prostitution and released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail. All five are due back in court on July 26.

As for the sixth arrest, Manchester police say an undercover detective was working on the prostitution operation when a man offered to sell her heroin. The officer followed him to Monadnock Lane, where he met with a second man.

The undercover detective watched as the men separated in the alley, and detectives stopped both of them, later arresting the second man, who was identified as 30-year-old Michael Simoneau of Greenville. Simoneau was charged with possessing a controlled drug after police found .5 grams of crystal methamphetamine on him, violating his bail and violating probation/parole. Simoneau is due in court on June 22.

The first man who offered the undercover detective heroin was not charged in the incident.

It's unclear if any of the accused have attorneys.

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