Englewood Police Arrest NY Woman Accused of Running Brothel
The 51-year-old suspect is accused of maintaining a brothel at a Brookside Avenue house in Englewood, New Jersey. According to Englewood police, the house was “set up strictly for prostitution.” Nobody was actually living at the house.
Police first learned of the alleged brothel after receiving a report of women being held against their will at the house. Police obtained a search warrant and then forcibly entered the house on December 23 because nobody was at the residence.
Once inside the house, police officers seized a closed circuit television system, computers, televisions, and financial records.
The following day, four Asian females pulled up to the house in a 2013 Lexus. Englewood police and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Human Trafficking Division were waiting for the women when they arrived.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with promoting prostitution. After being arrested, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail.
The other three women found in the home reportedly told police that they were employed as prostitutes. Police questioned the women and then released them without charges. Investigators determined that none of the women were being held at the brothel against their will.
According to police, the owner of the home was unaware that illegal activity was occurring on the premises.
Police indicated that they could make more arrests as the investigation continues.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Rented Englewood Home Maintained as Brothel by N.Y. Woman, Police Say.”