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Two face prostitution charges

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Moore

Juanita.Ordonez

Salisbury Police charged two people with prostitution after they received a call about trespassing in an abandoned house.

Thursday, police received a call about a possible trespassing at a vacant house at the 500 block of East Lafayette Street. The caller reported that there were two females in the house and suspected them of drug usage, according to the report.

When police arrived, they saw Juanita McKinney Ordonez, 42, walk out the back door. Officers asked her if there was anyone in the house. According to the report, she told them “a black guy” was still inside.

Police called the man to come out but received no response. A K-9 unit was sent in and police began a search of the house. According to the report, they asked for anyone inside to identify themselves, and reported that someone yelled, “I’m here!”

They found James Moore, 57, allegedly sitting in a chair with his pants pulled down around his ankles. Moore allegedly admitted to paying Ordonez for sex.

Moore was charged with breaking and entering and conspiring to commit prostitution. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1,500 secured bond. Moore has previously been charged in Wake County with breaking and entering vehicles, larceny, obtaining property by false pretenses, forgery and embezzlement. He has also faced previous charges in Lee and Cumberland counties.

Ordonez was charged with breaking and entering, engaging in prostitution and using drug equipment or paraphernalia. She was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1,500 secured bond. Ordonez was previously charged in Rowan County with simple assault, driving while license revoked, resisting an officer and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

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