Saddle Brook NJ Undercover Officers Arrest Sisters Who Allegedly Engaged in Prostitution at Local Hotel
Police in Saddle Brook NJ arrested two sisters accused of working as prostitutes at a local hotel.
According to police, the suspects placed ads for legal massage services on the Backpage.com website. When police became aware of the advertisement, Saddle Brook detectives began an investigation into the operation. During the course of the investigation, police reportedly learned that the suspects were offering illegal massages and other illegal sexual services to customers.
Undercover officers with the Saddle Brook Police Department called the suspects and arranged a meeting at the Holiday Inn hotel on Pehle Avenue in Saddle Brook, NJ.
An undercover officer then met with the suspects in a room at the hotel. At that time, the suspects allegedly offered sex to the officer in exchange for cash.
As a result of the sting operation, the suspects were arrested and charged with prostitution. Arresting officers also seized roughly $500 in cash, as well as five cellphones which police believe were used to communicate with potential clients.
The suspects have already made an appearance in Saddle Brook Municipal Court to address the charges against them.
If the suspects are ultimately convicted on the prostitution charges, they could face serious penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:34-1 classifies prostitution as a disorderly persons offense. A conviction for engaging in prostitution in New Jersey could result in a sentence of up to 6 months in the county jail.
After making the arrests, the Saddle Brook Police Department warned Holiday Inn hotel management and employees to be more attentive about what is going on in their hotel rooms.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Saddle Brook Undercover Sting Leads to Prostitution Arrests: Report.”