NYPD Cop Faces Federal Charges for Promoting Prostitution, Allegedly Ran Prostitution Ring in Fort Lee, NJ
A New York City police officer faces federal charges for allegedly running a prostitution ring in Fort Lee, Secaucus, and elsewhere in New Jersey.
According to authorities, the 33-year-old suspect transported several women across NJ state lines so that they could sell sexual services.
The suspect is accused of committing the sex crimes immediately after he ended his shifts as a NY police officer.
Police began their investigation into the suspect after receiving word that he was illegally promoting prostitution and facilitating the sale of sexual services.
While police conducted surveillance, they reportedly saw the suspect in the process of driving women from an apartment in Staten Island to motels in New Jersey and New York, including Fort Lee NJ, Secaucus NJ, Long Island NY, and Staten Island NY.
In one instance, police officers reportedly spotted the suspect transporting women to a motel in Fort Lee. It is believed that a bachelor party was being held at the Fort Lee motel.
Another time, police allegedly saw the suspect transport two women to a Secaucus NJ motel to engage in prostitution. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York later said that police learned the women had placed Internet advertisements for escort services.
The suspect was employed by the NYPD for 11 years before being fired in connection with the sex crime charges. Now he has been indicted in a federal courthouse located in Brooklyn, NY.
If the suspect is eventually convicted on the very serious sex crime charges, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Cop Ran Prostitution Ring in N.J., N.Y., Authorities Say.”