Following an undercover operation, detectives broke up an alleged prostitution ring and escort service on Friday that was being run out of a home on Monroe Street. Tipped off to the establishment that was advertising on-line at backpage.com, Detective Steven Aguiar called and made an appointment for Friday. When Aguiar showed up for his appointment at 6 p.m., Elena Gubskaya, 49, of Fort Lee, greeted him and guided him to a small room with a massage table, according to police. Zhanna Surykava, 34, of Brooklyn, joined Aguiar in the room and closed the door, police said. When Aguiar placed $200 on the table, Surykava allegedly said that for $200 he would “get everything,” which included sex. Surykava then asked Aguiar if he was a cop (a little late), to which Aguiar replied, “Yes,” and then he arrested both women.
Gubskaya and Surykava were charged with promoting prostitution and operating a sexually oriented business within 1,000 feet of Connors Primary School. Surykava was also charged with engaging in prostitution. The Story is here.
This just sounds like a real BS case and I think most of these are. On Friday, police raided Authentic Healing, a massage parlor on Route 36 in Keyport. Money and records were seized during the raid. Three women were arrested in the afternoon: Shakia Hawkins, 27 of Carson Avenue, Perth Amboy; Carolonia Gutierrez, 26, of 26th Street North Bergen; Patricia Desouza, 23 of Summer Village Court, Newark.
It seems like the police hung around and waited to see who showed up as five men were arrested that night: Ronald Denig, 34, of Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy; Kurt Scaduto, 27, of Central Avenue, Brick; Martin Brown, 42, of Martinsville; Anthony Trabachino, 23, of Cliffwood Avenue, Aberdeen; and Alex Disaccia, 52, or Royal Oaks Drive, Toms River.
Everyone was charged in engaging in prostitution which I have a big problem with. Where is the evidence to support this charge? Hawkins was also charged with possession of marijuana and ecstasy. The three women were associated with owner, Sandra Espinosa, 34, of Park Avenue in West New York, and Pallisades Avenue in Garfield. Charges are pending against Espinosa which could mean big trouble for her as she owns other parlors throughout the state.
Everyone associated with this case needs a good attorney today as the charges are serious but from my experience with these types of cases, a good attorney should be able to blow them out of the water pretty quickly.