NJ police recently arrested several people for prostitution after conducting raids at four businesses in Pequannock, Pompton Plains, and Riverdale.
The raids were conducted after the Riverdale Police Department and the Lincoln Park Police Department spent two months conducting an investigation into the businesses. Assisting the local police departments in the investigation was the federal Department of Homeland Security.
The raids were carried out at four businesses: Natural and Artificial Care in Pequannock NJ, the GW Center in Pompton Plains NJ, Sun Star Therapy in Pompton Plains, and Riverdale Therapy in Riverdale.
All told, police officers arrested nine people as a result of the raids. All of the suspects were charged with prostitution-related offenses.
Police arrested three people at Natural Artificial Care in Pequannock, New Jersey. The suspects include a 33-year-old Bronx New York woman, a 43-year-old Perth Amboy NJ woman, and a 51-year-old Florida woman. All three suspects have been charged with prostitution and conspiracy to promote prostitution.
Police arrested another three individuals at the GW Center in Pompton Plains, NJ. Among those arrested was a 50-year-old woman from Staten Island, New York. She faces charges for operating a sexually oriented business, promoting prostitution, and conspiracy to commit prostitution. Police also arrested a 26-year-old woman from Brooklyn NY and a 50-year-old woman from Bridgewater NJ, both of whom have been charged with prostitution and conspiracy to commit prostitution.
Only one person was placed under arrest at Sun Star Therapy in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. She has been charged with operating a sexually oriented business and prostitution.
Police arrested two more people at Riverdale Therapy in Riverdale NJ: a 42-year-old woman from Queens NY and a 57-year-old woman accused of operating the illegal prostitution business.
While conducting the raids, police also seized roughly $10,000 in cash, as well as two vehicles with a combined value of approximately $50,000.
Not long after being arrested and processed, all of the suspects were released from police custody on their own recognizance. All of the suspects will be required to appear in local municipal court at a later date to address the charges against them.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Several Charged with Prostitution in Pequannock, Nearby Towns.”