25 July, 2017
Dancers at Pittsburgh strip club Blush busted for prostitution
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Two independent contractors who worked as dancers at Blush Gentlemen's Club in Downtown Pittsburgh were arrested Thursday after allegedly arranging to have sex with two undercover police officers in exchange for $2,400.
Ashley Ugoletti, of Monongahela, and Austacia McConville, of Mount Washington, Both 27 years of age face prostitution charges. Ms. Ugoletti was also charged with possession of a controlled substance when police found cocaine in her purse, according to a criminal complaint.
The two women agreed to have sex with two undercover Pittsburgh detectives for $1,200 each while working at the club, according to the criminal complaint. Ms. Ugoletti also offered to sell the men cocaine for $100, according to the complaint.
McConville resisted arrest, according to the criminal complaint, by throwing shoes at the officers and "threatening" them with a vape cigarette.
Both women have been fired from Blush, where they worked part-time as independent contractors, said the club's attorney, Jonathan Kamin. The club bars solicitation and drug use of any kind, he said.
"We have very strict rules and regulations, and the minute we found out they were in violation of [the rules], we terminated them," he said. "And we're cooperating fully with authorities."
He added that the women also danced at other area clubs.
Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler, however, said officers investigated after receiving several complaints about prostitution there.
Neither woman could be reached for comment Monday. Both are scheduled to appear for preliminary hearings in City Court, Downtown on Aug. 3.