Three charged with prostitution at local hotel

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP — As part of the ongoing efforts of the Hanover Township Police to combat human trafficking and to rescue victims of the commercial sexual exploitation, officers of the Hanover Township Police, in conjunction with detectives from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes Unit, conducted an undercover prostitution sting operation at a local hotel during the first week of August.

As a result of the operation the three individuals were arrested:
Imani Bailey-Burrowswood, 44, Voorhees, was charged with offering a sex act in exchange for money. Melissa Esposito, 35, East Orange, was charged with offering a sex act in exchange for money, possession of controlled dangerous substances, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Melissa also had several active warrants and was transported to the county jail pending her court date. Meghan Xenakis, 38, from Wayne, was charged with offering a sex act in exchange for money. Ms. Baily-Burrowswood and Ms. Xenakis were released 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.