FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Two separate "Quality of Life" investigations stemming from neighbors' complaints have led to the arrest of two New York women, both charged with prostitution, at two separate locations.

The two women charged are Rubio Li, 44, of Forest Hills and Minerva A. Cabrera, 70. of Manhattan, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson..

Robertson provided the following account:

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Franklin police contacted the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force after receiving several complaints from residents that brothels were being operated out of two different massage parlors - the New Image Spa, located on Easton Avenue and E.N.C. Inc., located on Cedar Grove Avenue.

On June 18 at 2:15 p.m. a Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office undercover detective entered the ENC Inc., massage parlor and was greeted by Cabrera. During this meeting, the undercover detective was propositioned by Cabrera for a sexual act in exchange for money; Task Force members along with members of the Franklin Township Police Department entered E.N.C. Inc. and placed Cabrera under arrest. Defendant Cabrera was charged with Engaging in Prostitution, a disorderly persons offense, out of the Franklin Township Municipal Court.

A little more than two hours later, a Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office undercover detective entered the New Image Spa, where he was met by Li. During this meeting, the undercover detective was propositioned by Li for a sexual act in exchange for money. Task Force members, along with members of the Franklin Township Police Department entered New Image Spa and placed Li under arrest. Defendant Li was charged with Engaging in Prostitution, a disorderly persons offense, out of the Franklin Township Municipal Court.

Both Cabrera and Li were processed and released on their own recognizance pending a Municipal Court appearance.

An undercover operation at the New Image Spa also resulted in the arrest of an individual for Engaging in Prostitution on Aug. 15 last year, according to Robertson.

Robertson requests anyone with information 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 Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential