Police: 4 women busted for prostitution as part of Secaucus sting to combat vice crimes


Four women were busted for prostitution as part of a Secaucus sting to combat vice-related crimes in town, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On March 26th, the Secaucus Police Department’s Detective Division arrested Elena Velikaia, 31, of Brooklyn, New York, for engaging in prostitution at around 4:53 p.m.

Then at 6:48 p.m., Nelly Monge, 27, of Paterson, was arrested on the same charge, followed by Rosa Escalera, 25, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, at approximately 8:06 p.m.

Just a few minutes later, around 8:24 p.m., Jonathan Polanco-Cruz, 29,  of Woodland Park, was charged with promoting prostitution.

Finally,  at 9:06 p.m., Decole Maxwell, 25, of Portland, Oregon, was charged for engaging in prostitution. All parties were issued a complaint summons and released from police custody, Miller said.

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