Brothel Made Women Service 40 Clients a Day: Cops
6 charged in human trafficking bust
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 19, 2013 12:28 PM CDT
The alleged brothel is seen in this screenshot from an iPhone video.   (Asbury Park Press/Margaret Bonafide)

(Newser) – Police yesterday announced the arrest of a man accused of running a "high-volume" brothel, where immigrant prostitutes were forced to service as many as 40 johns a day. Jose Cruz "Chato" Romero-Flores, his girlfriend, and four male associates were arrested in a massive human trafficking sweep known as Operation No Boundaries, authorities announced. They're accused of luring women from Mexico and Latin America with promises of positions as cleaners or babysitters, then forcing them to be prostitutes in a New Jersey brothel instead, the Asbury Park Press reports.

The Lakewood brothel, part of a network that ran through New York and New Jersey, charged men $30 per session, with each woman serving around 100 in a single six-day week. "They endured a miserable life," the state attorney general says. Like many women caught in such human trafficking schemes, "they are fearful and they are vulnerable because of their illegal status." All six of the defendants are also here illegally, coming originally from Mexico.

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Jul 24, 2013 7:27 AM CDT
How we treat prostitution is sad. It has been around for thousands of years and will continue for as long as man is a sexual animal (forever). The women (and men) who are sex workers need protection from the dangers they face. Few of us have any idea what their lives are like. If you really want to stamp out trafficking, rather than outlaw it why not legalize and regulate it? You can get a better idea of a sex worker's life by watching a documentary on the business "American Courtesans". This is a film about escorts' lives made by an escort. The escorts talk as do their families about everything. Many are in it voluntarily and have families and pay taxes. It has been shown in many film festivals including the Women’s International Film Festival and The ECU and won awards. ’American Courtesans’ became available on-demand July 12 in over 100 million homes across the US and Canada -- including on some of the largest cable systems in the country - Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Brighthouse and iTunes (in 6 different countries - the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland), just to name a few. It is also available on DVD and BluRay on, amazon, and ebay.
Jul 21, 2013 8:20 PM CDT
This has more to do with how evil people be even to their own race. So sad for the women.
Jul 21, 2013 7:25 AM CDT
It's probably one of the better jobs you can find in NJ the Garbage State.