"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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