2 arrested in connection with prostitution ring
Updated On: Aug 22 2013 09:55:45 AM CDT
Two men are behind bars after officials say they ran a prostitution network in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
Police say 52-year-old Pedro Sanchez of Brooklyn and 20-year-old Juan Peralta-Mijangos of Highland Park, New Jersey were behind the ring.
The two were arrested while transporting women involved in the prostitution ring.
Officials say the network operated in Flemington, Lambertville, Raritan and Franklin townships.
And they believe it extended beyond New Jersey.
The men were charged with promoting organized street crime by conspiring with others as an organizer or manager to commit crimes of promoting prostitution, and promoting a prostitution business.
Bail for each man was set at $50,000. Both men were lodged in the Hunterdon County Jail awaiting a first court appearance.
Anyone with information about this incident can submit anonymous tips by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010 or by going to www.crimestoppershunterdon.com, or text messaging “HCTIPS” plus your tip message to 274637 (CRIMES).
Tipsters can also download the free mobile app “Tipsubmit” and select Hunterdon County to submit anonymous tips via text messaging.
All tips are anonymous and kept confidential.
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