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Prostitution Arrest Result of Ongoing Probe in Wayne

Anonymous tip leads to charges Thursday night for Gold Spa employee.

An employee of Gold Spa was charged with engaging in prostitution Thursday night, police said.

“We can confirm that an arrest was made there Thursday night and that the person who was arrested is not the owner of the establishment,” Det./Sgt. James Celentano said.

The charge came as a result of an “ongoing undercover investigation” police conducted at the business, according to Celentano, who is in charge of the police department’s special operations and narcotics unit.

“We acted on an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen,” Celentano said. “It’s been an ongoing investigation we’ve been conducting with our detectives for several weeks.”

Celentano declined further comment. The spa's owner was not available for comment. The spa is located at 210 Hamburg Turnpike.

It is the second arrest involving prostitution charges authorities have made in Wayne this month.

Six women were charged with solicitation of prostitution after the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sweep of Passaic County hotels. Five of the women were found at the Kings Inn and the FairBridge Inn.

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Dory Degen January 25, 2013 at 05:15 AM
this, after only one month after getting a permit from the town council? oh and..... ew.
john January 25, 2013 at 12:49 PM
they should also check the wayne inn on rt23 and laquinta hotel......
paul r January 25, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Yes, because this is such a SERIOUS problem!
Wayne Resident January 25, 2013 at 06:46 PM
This seems like a waste of tax payers money.
Dory Degen January 25, 2013 at 07:50 PM
we wouldn't you to have to travel outside of wayne paul r (wink wink!)
Wayne Resident January 25, 2013 at 08:37 PM
Grow up Dory
paul r January 25, 2013 at 09:41 PM
haha.....I've seen mug shots of the ladies involved in this type activity. Definitely not my cup of tea!!!
Emanon February 23, 2013 at 08:13 PM
I think Law Enforcement resources are better spent trying to arrest and prosecute the Drug dealers in and around the city high schools. Who cares if some guy is getting his chain pulled at a local spa emporium? The Drugs are killing out children !
lance perpendicular April 10, 2013 at 03:25 AM
address please - I'll check into this one myself...

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