New York Woman Arrested, Accused of Operating Brothel in Englewood, New Jersey
The 51-year-old suspect allegedly maintained a brothel at a Brookside Avenue home in Englewood, NJ. According to authorities, nobody was living at the house; it was “set up strictly for prostitution.”
Englewood police initially received a report that women were being held against their will at the house. Authorities quickly moved into action and went to the house; they forcibly entered the premises at December because nobody was home.
The next day, a group of four Asian females drove up to the house in a 2013 Lexus. Englewood police and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Human Trafficking Division were already at the house and waiting for the women when they showed up.
At that time, the suspect was arrested and charged with promoting prostitution. Sometime after the suspect was charged, she was transported to the Bergen County Jail.
Police interviewed the other three women and learned that they were employed as prostitutes. However, police determined that the women were not being held against their will. The three women were released without charges.
Authorities have said that the investigation is ongoing, which means that more arrests could be made in the coming days.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Rented Englewood Home Maintained as Brothel by N.Y. Woman, Police Say.”