Cumberland County men plead guilty to separate prostitution/sex-for-money incidents

14 June 2024- On 12/08/2023 at 1920 hours, police were made aware of an incident where defendant, identified as William Stum, attempted to solicit sex from an ex-paramour’s daughter in exchange for $500.

The victim picked Stum up from his residence and the two travelled to Giant where Stum made a comment that he would buy the victim alcohol, but she would have to stay the night at his house if she ended up drinking. The two then went to Planet Fitness where the victim reported Stum had smacked her on the buttocks during a workout. Stum and the victim then returned to Stum’s residence where Stum made sexual comments and attempted to get the victim to engage in sex with him by offering her $500 cash. The victim refused his offer and reported his actions to the police.

On 01/05/2024 at 1700 hours, the victim met with Stum at Jo Jo’s Pizza in Mechanicsburg, where police recorded the conversation between them with the victim’s consent. During the conversation, Stum again stated he wished to pay the victim $500 for sexual acts and wanted to record her performing sex acts on him in his kitchen at his home. Shortly thereafter police took Stum into custody. Stum plead guilty before Judge Albert Masland on June 5, 2024, to one count of Criminal Attempt to Patronizing Prostitution.  Sentencing is scheduled for August 6, 2024.

This case was investigated by Hampden Township Police, in conjunction with Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and prosecuted by Chief Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Robinson.

On 9/29/2023, officers were working a trafficking/prostitution detail at the Holiday Inn Express located at 6325 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 (Hampden Township) to engage persons looking to pay for sexual acts.

During this detail, defendant, later identified as Corey Johnson, communicated with an undercover officer, and conveyed that he wanted to engage in sexual acts. Johnson offered and paid for the proposed sexual act with a combination of marijuana, alcohol, and money. On June 7, 2024, plead guilty before Cumberland County Judge Jessic Brewbaker to Patronizing a Prostitute and Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana. He was sentenced to 12 months supervised probation.  

This case was part of an ongoing effort to reduce human trafficking in Cumberland County. Through efforts of Hampden Township Police and the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, several arrests were made as part of this operation.