Six arrested for Prostitution at local hotel

our women and two men were arrested after an undercover prostitution investigation at a local hotel

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP — On Thursday, May 16, an undercover prostitution detail consisting of several Hanover Township Police Officer’s as well as officer’s from the NJ State Police and the FBI was conducted utilizing rooms in one of the hotels in town.

The purpose of the detail was to target possible Human trafficking/sex trafficking and the exploitation of Juveniles.

The following four individuals were arrested and charged with Prostitution: Ms. Deja Berkelmann, 31, Paterson, Ms. Erica Parenti, 35, Easton PA, Ms. Katherine Torres, 25,  Paterson and Ms. Carolina Mittman, 34, Townsend DE.

Ms. Berkelmann and Ms. Torres were also charged with Possession of CDS and Drug paraphernalia.

In addition to the four women arrested, two males who provided transportation to the women, were arrested and charged with promoting prostitution. Their names were Mr. Rahi Majid, 22, Ozone Park NY and Mr. Gerrod Martin, 27, East Orange.

Mr. Martin was also charged with Possession of burglary tools for having a card skimmer in his possession.

He was transported to the Morris County Jail, the other individuals involved were released after processing pending their court dates.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019 both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation, Vice Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board and Co-Host of Focus on Business, Cable TV Business Show.