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Djfan
01-14-2010, 10:57 AM
I heard that the guy who plays the mascot was arrested in a sting. Anyone hear any thing about that? Be good video material for Belecheat, huh?

RuthlessBurgher
01-14-2010, 11:10 AM
First Steely McBeam gets busted for DUI and now this. Mascots these days...

Where have you gone, San Diego Chicken?

frankthetank1
01-14-2010, 11:58 AM
I heard that the guy who plays the mascot was arrested in a sting. Anyone hear any thing about that? Be good video material for Belecheat, huh?

i think that happened a while ago. i remembered hearing about it unless this is the second time

Pittsburgh
01-14-2010, 12:01 PM
i think that happened a while ago. i remembered hearing about it unless this is the second time

Yeah, it happend back in mid-December.

SteelBucks
01-14-2010, 12:15 PM
First Steely McBeam gets busted for DUI and now this. Mascots these days...

Where have you gone, San Diego Chicken?

I guess mascots need side jobs. Remember when the guy playing the Pirate Parrot was part of the baseball drug trials in the 1980's?

proudpittsburgher
01-14-2010, 12:17 PM
First Steely McBeam gets busted for DUI and now this. Mascots these days...

Where have you gone, San Diego Chicken?

I guess mascots need side jobs. Remember when the guy playing the Pirate Parrot was part of the baseball drug trials in the 1980's?

I was at the game where he was reinstated. He jumped over the outfield wall during the game with a ball and chain and shackles attached to one of his legs and he was in a prison uniform. Funny at the time, now that I think back, it was kind of major to treat it so lightly and humorous like that.

grotonsteel
01-14-2010, 02:51 PM
I heard that the guy who plays the mascot was arrested in a sting. Anyone hear any thing about that? Be good video material for Belecheat, huh?

Yes its true but it happened couple of months back. Best bet would be projo.com to have a mug shot of "Johns" caught in the act. I think it was the first sting operation after Rhode Island made indoor prostitution illegal.

Screw Joanne Giannini (D) for making it a law to ban indoor prostitution.

RuthlessBurgher
01-14-2010, 02:59 PM
I heard that the guy who plays the mascot was arrested in a sting. Anyone hear any thing about that? Be good video material for Belecheat, huh?

Yes its true but it happened couple of months back. Best bet would be projo.com to have a mug shot of "Johns" caught in the act. I think it was the first sting operation after Rhode Island made indoor prostitution illegal.

Screw Joanne Giannini (D) for making it a law to ban indoor prostitution.

Prostitution was legal in Rhode Island? I thought it was only a Nevada thing...

grotonsteel
01-14-2010, 03:47 PM
I heard that the guy who plays the mascot was arrested in a sting. Anyone hear any thing about that? Be good video material for Belecheat, huh?

Yes its true but it happened couple of months back. Best bet would be projo.com to have a mug shot of "Johns" caught in the act. I think it was the first sting operation after Rhode Island made indoor prostitution illegal.

Screw Joanne Giannini (D) for making it a law to ban indoor prostitution.

Prostitution was legal in Rhode Island? I thought it was only a Nevada thing...

Yeah Indoor prostitution was legal in RI since 1980. Again the key word is "indoor" here. I think RI was the only state in US which had indoor prostitution legal in entire state. There was some loop hole in the law which made it kinda legal. Strip Clubs/AMPs used to be fun in RI because of that loophole in the law.

"1998: State Supreme Court rules in State v. DeMagistris that the law against soliciting for prostitution was “primarily to bar prostitutes from hawking their wares in public,” and it could not be applied to convict someone for activity that takes place in private."

RuthlessBurgher
01-14-2010, 04:23 PM
Huh...you learn something new every day. So the streetwalkers couldn't actually walk the streets because only "indoor" prostitution was legal...so how did they drum up business then? Newspaper ads? Billboards? A "Hookers" section in the yellow pages? "Massage" parlors that were not attached to any sort of legit salon or spa?

SteelCrazy
01-14-2010, 06:22 PM
Here's the story

http://www2.turnto10.com/jar/news/local ... ted/28157/ (http://www2.turnto10.com/jar/news/local/article/police_arrest_14_since_anti-prostitution_law_enacted/28157/)


PROVIDENCE—Rhode Island State Police said they’ve arrested 14 people for prostitution-related crimes since a new law went into effect that banned indoor prostitution, including a man who plays the New England Patriots’ mascot.
State police said Friday that since last month, they have arrested eight men, five women and one 17-year-old girl for prostitution or for procurement of sexual conduct for a fee.
Law enforcement sources told NBC 10 one of the johns who tried to pay for sex with a prostitute was 47-year-old Robert Sormanti of Warwick. He is one of several people who plays the Pat the Patriot mascot.

“The Pat Patriot mascot costume is worn by multiple people, each of whom are held responsible and accountable for their actions. The individual in question has been suspended. The mascot responsibilities will continue to be fulfilled by others,“ said a statement from the team.

A call to Sormanti’s home was not immediately returned.
These are the first arrests since the governor signed a new law that closed a loophole that made indoor prostitution legal. Eight men and six women were arrested.
Over the past month, state police conducted two stings. In one, they placed an ad on the adult section of Craigslist. A woman, really a state trooper, offered sex for money.
“Shortly after posting to the Web site, we received numerous calls from males seeking sexual conduct in return for a fee,“ state police Capt. David Neill said.

The second sting involved a state trooper answering escort ads on Craigslist and in local newspapers.
One of the prostitutes arrested was a 17-year-old girl.
“There was a 17-year-old arrested. Coupled with some of the conversations from the johns, it’s reprehensible that we have a young girl who’s put in a difficult socio-economic situation, and she feels this is a good trade to go to. Well, that’s not,“ said state police Col. Brendan Doherty.

One prostitute told the state police she makes $1,000 a day. Two of the hookers showed up to meeting places—hotels and motels in the Providence metropolitan area—in a new Mercedes and a 750-series BMW.
A bill signed into law in November made prostitution a misdemeanor crime regardless of where it occurs. Previously, indoor prostitution was allowed in Rhode Island because of a legal loophole inadvertently introduced by the legislature in 1980.
The alleged johns face up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. The women arrested for prostitution face six months in prison and $1,000 fine.

The state police said the women arrested for prostitution were:
Katelynn Pegg, 18, of 8 Albro Ave., Taunton, Mass.
Charlenne Lavasseur, 48, of 11 Gail Ave., Cranston
Christine Aurelio, 29, of 464 Buchanan St., Pawtucket
Nicole Moyniham, 22, of 187 Cottage St., Pawtucket
Jessica Neves, 22, of 55 Wannisett Ave., East Providence
“Jane Doe,“ 17
The state police said the men arrested for procurement of sexual conduct for a fee were:
Antonio Lima, 59, of 39 Willard Ave., Seekonk, Mass.
Ahmed Farhane, 33, of 136 George St., Pawtucket
Steven Jobe, 54, of 152 Bayard St., Providence
Robert McVey, 56, of 140 Kettle Pond Drive, South Kingstown
Robert Sormanti, 47, 31 Todd St., Warwick
Kennth Stiles, 47, of 29 Judge St., Fall River, Mass.
William Lee, 43, of 5 Cecile St., Lincoln
Daniel Fleming, 38, of 62 Lawn Ave., Warwick

grotonsteel
01-14-2010, 06:46 PM
Huh...you learn something new every day. So the streetwalkers couldn't actually walk the streets because only "indoor" prostitution was legal...so how did they drum up business then? Newspaper ads? Billboards? A "Hookers" section in the yellow pages? "Massage" parlors that were not attached to any sort of legit salon or spa?

I am assuming Craigslist should be the one to attract business.

grotonsteel
01-14-2010, 06:49 PM
Here's the story

“Two of the hookers showed up to meeting places—hotels and motels in the Providence metropolitan area—in a new Mercedes and a 750-series BMW.




Merc/BMW 7 series...WTH... :shock: