Paterson NJ police recently arrested 14 people during a sting operation targeting prostitution in the city.
Paterson New Jersey law enforcement got reports of prostitutes operating in multiple areas of the city, with multiple Paterson NJ residents complaining about prostitution and solicitation of sex on streets. Paterson Police Department detectives and Passaic County Sheriff’s officers conducted a joint investigation and eventually got authorization to conduct a sting operation.
The sting operation focused on two areas of Paterson NJ: (1) Market Street from 22nd Street to 31st Street and (2) Van Houten Street from 18th Street to Straight Street.
After the arrests were made, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik issued a press release and commended law enforcement for being so effective in the sting operation. Berdnik said that undercover cops were able to arrest 14 people, including 13 females and one male.
Most of the suspects reside in Passaic County: seven of the people arrested hail from Paterson, while one suspect is from Clifton and another suspect is from Wayne, New Jersey.
The other suspects arrested during the prostitution sting include residents of Morris County, Bergen County, Union County, Sussex County, and Ocean County.
The suspects all face serious criminal charges of loitering for the purpose of prostitution.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “14 Arrested in Paterson Prostitution Sting, Officials Say.”