MANVILLE, N.J. – A 23-year-old Pennsylvania woman has been charged with prostitution after police say she propositioned an undercover officer at an adult club, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.
Tatyana A. Hines, 23, of Bethlehem, PA. was arrested May 4 at 11:30 p.m. as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force and the Manville Police Department, according to Robertson.
The investigation began after law enforcement received several complaints regarding narcotics trafficking and prostitution occurring within an adult entertainment club, located on South Main Street, Robertson said.
Robertson said an undercover detective from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office entered the adult entertainment lounge and met with Hines. During this meeting, the undercover detective was propositioned by Hines for a sexual act, in exchangfor cash, Robertson said.
Task Force members, along with members of the Manville Police Department, entered the adult entertainment lounge and placed Hines under arrest.
She is charged with engaging in prostitution, a disorderly persons offense (out of the Hillsborough-Montgomery Municipal Court). Hines was later processed and released on her own recognizance, pending an appearance in Municipal Court.
Robertson asks anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force Unit at (908) 231-7100 or via the STOPit app.
The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ.
Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stopper’s Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or at www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE.” All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.