Undercover Prostitution Sting Nets 5 In Secaucus

Four women and one man were arrested in an undercover prostitution sting in Secaucus, police said.

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"A majority of our violent crimes are related to the prostitution at some of our hotels," Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

"Therefore, to address the root cause -- prostitution -- we conducted an undercover prostitution sting. 

The locations are not being released due to ongoing investigations, the chief said.

The following arrests were made on March 26, Miller said.

  • Elena Velikaia, 31, of Brooklyn, NY
  • Nelly Monge, 27, of Paterson
  • Rosa Escalera, 25, of San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Jonathan Polanco-Cruz, 29, of Woodland Park, 
  • Decole Maxwell, 25, of Portland, OR

All were issued their complaint summons and released from police custody, the chief said.

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