Couple Arrested In Moon Prostitution Sting Deny Accusations

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa.,None — Police said they arrested a retired Pittsburgh police detective and a woman during a prostitution sting last Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint, police found an advertisement in the Pittsburgh City Backpages that read, "Call Sally if you want sizzling, sexy, sensual and seductive fun."

Police said an officer called the number listed and scheduled an appointment with "Sally" at the Courtyard Marriot on Cherrington Parkway in Moon Township. The criminal complaint said the officer spoke with the woman who confirmed that the meeting would cost $200.

The criminal complaint said, "I asked if everything was on the menu and she said, 'Yes, there would be no up selling or surprises.'"

Police said the woman showed up to the room where the officer and "Sally" agreed to trade sex in for money. The officer said he placed the money on a night stand. That's when, according to the criminal complaint, "The female disrobed to her bra and panties and told your affiant to do the same."

At that time, the officer said he identified himself as police and placed the woman under arrest for prostitution. The woman was identified as Sabina Sailer. Police said Sailer was in possession of condoms, drug paraphernalia, sex toys and a cell phone.

Police said they also arrested and charged Sailer's fiancé, Talib Keven Ghafoor, a retired Pittsburgh detective. He is accused of driving Sailer to the hotel and "knowingly promoting to commit prostitution."

Ghafoor was charged with promoting prostitution, possessing instruments of crime and criminal conspiracy.

Ghafoor and Sailer spoke to Channel 11's Alan Jennings on Wednesday. The couple said they are innocent of all charges.

"I'd just like to say that I am very much in love with my fiancé' and I would never do anything to jeopardize our relationship," Sailer said.

Defense attorney Blaine Jones said the charges are unfounded.

"The damage this has done to her reputation is irreparable. This is terrible. This is a good woman. This is a good woman that sits to my left. I'm looking forward to representing her," Jones said.

Ghafoor, a retired Pittsburgh police detective of 21 years, said he has been falsely accused.

"I'm letting my powerful attorneys, the best we have right now, handle these charges right now," Ghafoor said.

"Presence at the scene of a crime is not criminal conduct and if we're going to criminalize sitting in a car outside a hotel playing solitaire on your phone, we got a lot of issues here in Pennsylvania," said Ghafoor's defense attorney Frank Walker.

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