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Alleged Prostitution Bust Made at Wayne Hotels

Passaic County Sheriff's Office conducted a sweep after receiving complaints from its Text-a-Tip program indicating women were allegedly using rooms for prostitution.

Six women were charged with solicitation of prostitution after the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sweep of hotels throughout the county on Wednesday.

The Sheriff’s Office received complaints from its Text-a-Tip program indicating alleged prositition was occurring at several hotels, according to a statement released Thursday by Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

Five women were arrested from three hotels, including two in Wayne.

Aschli Victoria, 19, of Laurelton, N.Y. was arrested at the Kings Inn on Route 46. Alexis Troupakies, 22, of New York City, Jessica Copeland, 24, of Bronx, N.Y., and Jamie Proctor, 27, of Lyndhurst, Ohio, were arrested at the FairBridge Inn on Route 46.

The fifth woman, Xu Rong Xia, 29, of China, was arrested at the Howard Johnson Hotel on Route 3 in Clifton. She stated she is living at an unknown location in Flushing, N.Y., the Sheriff's Office said.

All the women, expect for Xia, were charged and released, the Sheriff's Office said. Xia could not be positively identified and could not provide a physical address and was lodged at the Passaic County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

The Passaic County Internet Crime Unit, Bureau of Narcotics and Gang Intelligence Unit conducted the sweep.

“It is essential that prostitution laws are aggressively enforced. Generally speaking, prostitution leads to additional criminal activity such as narcotics trafficking,” Berdnik said in a statement. “I commend the detectives involved in this detail and subsequent arrests.”

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Chess Boardman January 20, 2013 at 01:34 AM
Yea , it's the ends they were makin meet thats the problem
lovethetunes January 21, 2013 at 01:58 AM
You should be happy your police officers are doing their job!! Talk about disrespect! NO wonder some children do not know right from wrong today!
stephen January 22, 2013 at 06:20 PM
unrealthistown you are so critical of everybody from behind a computer. get a life.... all you do is sit here and attack people for doing their jobs. you need some mew hobbies or to perhaps go release some pent up tension there big guy.....
Ba Ba Booie January 26, 2013 at 01:48 PM
Some of these Ladies R from the LEE family , Ug , Home & Beast , Their goes some CASH paying Guests @ local Hotels , Lite up the VACANT Sign , Get out the bleach
JustSayin February 04, 2013 at 07:22 PM
So sick of people speakin on what you don't know!! They aren't even concerned with human trafficking its such a low priority an so stupid,.. Where r there victims in this crime? An did u know if u DON'T HAVE CONDOMS ur more likely to beat it... But they worry about girls who do protect the world from exchanging nastiness!!! An again doesn't there have to be a victim!? Noooo they exaggerate on the importance that it influences the drug traffick world... Where? What girl do u kno trafficking drugs allong with her snatch hahaha so ridiculous... No doin there job would be seeing something wrong an enforcing the law not setting one end of the equation up! While the johns an everyone else moves on the next girl... How would any of these girl become anything else of they could?! With out bein judged!? Maybe helpin these girls would be doin their Fuckin job!

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