Cranberry Township Man Charged With Promoting Prostitution

July 2, 2013
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A Cranberry Township man has been charged by the Oil City Police with promoting prostitution in connection with incidents in June in Oil City.

Investigators say 53 year-old Charles Barnes is also charged with luring a child into a vehicle, simple assault and harassment.

Police did not give details, but stated that the charges stem from activity they say occurred on Pearl Avenue, Harriott Avenue and Elm Street.

Barnes was arraigned on Monday, and was lodged in the Venango County Jail on $10,000 bail with a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 10.

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