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Paterson Women Arrested In Undercover FBI Prostitution Sting

Hanover police
Hanover police Photo Credit: Hanover PD

Four women and two men were arrested in an undercover prostitution sting by federal agents and state police at a Hanover hotel.

Thursday's operation targeted possible human and sex trafficking, and the exploitation of juveniles, Hanover police said in a news release.

The four women charged with prostitution were:

  • Deja Berkelmann, 31 of Paterson
  • Erica Parenti, 35 year of Easton P.A.
  • Katherine Torres, 25 of Paterson
  • Carolina Mittman, 34 of Townsend D.E.
Berkelmann and Torres also face drug charges.

Rahj Majid, 22 of Ozone Park, N.Y., and Gerrod Martin, 27 of East Orange, were arrested and charged with promoting prostitution, police said.

Martin was also charged possession of burglary tools for having a card skimmer on him. He was taken to the Morris County Jail, the other individuals were released pending court dates.

Police did not say which hotel the operation took place.

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