A Newark New Jersey man has been charged with sex crimes for human trafficking and promoting prostitution in Union County, NJ.
The suspect is a 23-year-old man from Newark, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect recruited a minor to engage in sexual activity with adults at motels located throughout Linden and Rahway, NJ. The girl was reportedly expected to collect money from the adult clients and then give the cash to the suspect.
Police investigated the possible human trafficking operation for at least five months before obtaining arrest warrants for the suspect and another person allegedly involved in the criminal enterprise.
The suspect has been charged with several sexual offenses, including sexual assault, human trafficking, and promoting prostitution. He was recently indicted on the criminal charges, meaning that he may eventually have to stand trial in Union County Superior Court.
The Newark NJ suspect has also been charged with endangering the welfare of a child because he allegedly attempted to enlist underage minors in sex crimes.
A Hillside NJ woman has also been charged in connection with alleged prostitution ring. She was placed under arrest and charged with promotion of prostitution.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Indicted on Human Trafficking, Prostitution Charges.”