PATERSON, NJ - An operation launched following complaints about illegal prostitution along Van Houten Street led to the arrests of two women Tuesday afternoon, Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale announced. 

Arrested were:

  • Catherine Kotsambas, 22, Totowa
  • Cassandra Roman, 30, Paterson

In separate instances, Speziale said, both females solicited an undercover detective for a sexual act in exchange for money. 

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Both females were offered social services, assistance, but refused any assistance from detectives. 

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