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Aug 7, 2015 2:14 PM

Prostitution sting at Enright Park in Manchester leads to arrests of 2 men


MANCHESTER - A prostitution sting at Enright Park led to the arrests of two men Thursday night, including one prominent community leader.

Michael DeBlasi, 68, and Winston Varnie, 34, both of Manchester, both solicited sexual favors from a plain-clothes officer walking around the park, according to police.

DeBlasi is listed as the vice-president for the Mary & John Elliot Charitable Foundation at the Elliot Hospital and as board chairman of the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF).

Police said Varnie was arrested at 7:10 p.m. after he sat next to the officer on a park bench and asked for sexual favors.

DeBlasi was arrested at 9:20 in the area of Maple Street and Manchester Street after police said he drove up and solicited sex in a black Mercedes.

Both men were released on $500 personal recognizance and will appear in the court on Sept. 10.


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