A Harrison resident was among 10 men arrested in a prostitution ring in Newark last week, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said.
Members of the Newark Police Division’s Special Enforcement Bureau (S.E.B.) arrested Victor Santos, 45, of Harrison and nine other man, and charged them with seeking sex for money.
Six women – all from Newark – were charged with prostitution.
In response to quality of life complaints in the areas of Sherman Ave. and East Bigelow St.and along Frelinghuysen Ave., Newark, Special Enforcement Bureau detectives conducted an operation in which six women and 10 men were arrested.
A total of eight vehicles were towed during the arrests.
“These arrests are due to the public’s involvement in alerting us to criminal activity occurring in their neighborhoods,” Ambrose said. “Our partnership with our citizens is one of greatest assets. We will continue to respond to and answer citizen complaints while enforcing the law.”
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