The Ramapo Police Department arrested two women and six men who were part of a prostitution ring that was running out of a residential neighborhood of Spring Valley in Ramapo, New York.
Authorities executed a search warrant and conducted a raid on a house as part of an ongoing investigation into prostitution in the area. They arrested two women from Queens and charged them with prostitution. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Rockland County Intelligence Center and the Village of Spring Valley Police assisted with the investigation.
Police also nabbed four men who were local Spring Valley residents. A 64-year-old man was charged with patronizing a prostitute in the third degree, which is a class A misdemeanor. The three other men face charges of criminal nuisance in the second degree and promoting prostitution in the third degree. They are a class B misdemeanor and a class D felony respectively.
Brill Legal Group has extensive experience representing individuals who have been accused of patronizing, promoting or engaging in prostitution. Depending on the details of the case, such charges are likely to result in prison time, a criminal record, sex offender registration and harm to one’s reputation. Prostitution charges require a proactive defense in order to avoid or minimize the negative consequences.