An Orange woman recently admitted to her role in running a prostitution operation that pimped minors throughout South Hackensack and other parts of North Jersey.
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect, her husband, her stepson, and two other women ran the sex trafficking operation. The suspect was one of the people who allegedly threatened the teen victims with violence unless they engaged in prostitution.
The human trafficking operation posted ads featuring the teen prostitutes on Backpage.com and then arranged paid sexual encounters at North Jersey motels in municipalities like South Hackensack and Clifton.
In fact, the South Hackensack Police Department became aware of the human trafficking ring after spotting one of the online advertisements. An undercover cop arranged to meet a victim at a South Hackensack motel and then placed the suspects under arrest.
The suspect is a 32-year-old woman from Orange, New Jersey. She was charged with a number of sexual offenses, including promoting prostitution. She eventually reached a plea deal with prosecutors and agreed to plead guilty to promoting prostitution.
It is expected that Bergen County prosecutors will recommend that the suspect receive a sentence of 10 years in NJ State Prison. She would have to serve a minimum of 39 months behind bars before becoming eligible for release on parole.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Woman Admits Role in Trafficking Teen Runaway, Authorities Say.”