RCPD arrests 9 on prostitution-related charges


The Riley County Police Department has been investigating a prostitution sting in Manhattan and the Riley county area the past couple of weeks, according to an RCPD news release. The undercover investigation led to a total of nine arrests.

Siobhan Edmonds, a 19-year-old Junction City native was charged with prostitution, and bond was set at $500. Douglas Frank, 36, also from Junction City, was charged with patronizing a prostitute. A $500 bond was set.

Manhattan residents involved include Noe Lara, Roderick Harrner and Joel Hardy. Lara, 21, and Harrner, 21, were charged with patronizing a prostitute, and both bonds were set at $500. Hardy, 33, was also charged with patronizing a prostitute. Bond was set at $500.

Trisha Nungesser and Heidi Koehn, residents of Wichita, were arrested and confined in Pottawatomie County Jail. Nungesser, 22, and Koehn, 28, were both charged with promoting prostitution and possession of a hallucinogenic drug. Fort Riley resident Jermaine Twitty, 38, was charged with patronizing a prostitute and a $500 bond was set.

Marrissa Wright, 20, listed as homeless, was charged with prostitution and confined in the Pottawatomie County Jail.