Camden NJ police recently arrested two men for promoting prostitution after law enforcement got several tips about a brothel in the area.
According to authorities, Camden police received multiple alerts from concerned residents about a “possible house of prostitution” in Camden, New Jersey. The alleged brothel is located on the 100 block of North 25th Street in the Dudley section of Camden.
Camden County Prosecutor’s Office detectives investigated the allegations and conducted surveillance for a number of weeks. Investigators eventually got enough evidence to obtain a search warrant, which they subsequently executed at the house.
Detectives found two NYC women at the alleged brothel. According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the women were employed as prostitutes. However, the women were not charged with prostitution. Instead, they were provided with assistance as victims of human trafficking and prostitution.
Police arrested two men at the house: a 39-year-old from Camden NJ and a 39-year-old from New York City. Both suspects have been charged with third degree promoting prostitution.
If the suspects are convicted on the promoting prostitution charges in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:34-1, they could be sentenced to 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Additionally, police said that the men are in the country illegally. As a result, they could be subject to deportation at the conclusion of the case and after they serve any sentence.
After being arrested and processed, the suspects were taken to the Camden County Jail. They were being held at the jail in lieu of separate $125,000 bail amounts.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “2 Charged with Promoting Prostitution After Authorities Raid Camden Brothel.”