MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Two people were arrested in connection with a prostitution and human trafficking investigation at a local health club that was operating without a license, Maplewood Police said on Thursday in a press release.
Daniel Fainman, 28, of Manalapan, was arrested and charged with promoting prostitution at TWC Health Club on Millburn Avenue in Maplewood. Abidemi Roberts, 28, of Clifton, was arrested and charged with prostitution for monetary funds at the club.
Fainman and Roberts were arrested after an undercover Maplewood police officer went to the health club on Wednesday evening and was propositioned with sexual acts for money, according to police.
After the officer was asked to engage in sexual activity, other Maplewood Police officers on standby came into the spa and detained five people, according to police.
The investigation was conducted in response to complaints from the public about possible prostitution and human trafficking at the club.
The investigation is ongoing and at this time there is no evidence that human trafficking has occurred, police said.
TWC Health Club provides its clients with natural and organic therapeutic treatments for stress and pain relief in a "paradise-like environment," according to the club's website, www.twchealthclub.com.
The club uses organically-grown cotton medical linens and accessories and organic therapy oils and creams, according to the website.