Sisters Arrested by Undercover Officers, Accused of Prostitution at Saddle Brook NJ Hotel
According to authorities, the suspects advertised legal massage services on a website: Backpage.com. When law enforcement noticed the advertisement, detectives began an investigation. The investigation reportedly found that the suspects were offering illegal massages and other sexual services to clients.
Undercover officers placed a phone call to the suspects and set up a meeting at the Holiday Inn hotel located on Pehle Avenue in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
The sting operation culminated in a meeting with the suspects. When an undercover officer met with the suspects in a hotel room, the suspects allegedly offered to provide the officer with sex in exchange for money.
The suspects, who live in Newark NJ, were placed under arrest. They both face charges for prostitution.
After the arrest, police seized approximately $500 in cash from the suspects. Police also seized five cellphones which were allegedly used to communicate with clients.
The women made an initial appearance in Saddle Brook Municipal Court to answer the charges against them.
If the women are convicted on the prostitution charges, they will be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:34-1, prostitution is a disorderly persons offense. Anyone who is convicted of engaging in prostitution in New Jersey can potentially be sentenced to up to 6 months in the county jail.
The Saddle Brook Police Department warned the management and employees at the Holiday Inn hotel to be more attentive about what customers are doing in hotel rooms. According to police, the suspects in this case were using the hotel on a regular basis to facilitate their prostitution business.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Saddle Brook Undercover Sting Leads to Prostitution Arrests: Report.”