The New Britain Police Department said 20 people have been arrested following a massive prostitution bust aimed at improving the quality of life in the city.
Police said they received complaints from New Britain residents about prostitution, and as a result, a prostitution sting operation was set up in the areas of Lafayette Street, Beaver Street, Main Street and New Britain Plaza.
New Britain police said 20 people were taken into custody resulting in 21 arrests.
The following people were arrested for prostitution:
Michelle Paparello, 44, of Middletown
Suzannah Roy, 26, of New Britain
Kimberly Crum, 43, of New Britain
Rosa Ortiz, 42, of New Britain
Sherry Nguyen, 45, of New Britain
Crystal Ortiz, 39, of New Britain
Jeffrey Ortiz, 42, of New Britain
Mass Magaly, 32, of New Britain
The following people were arrested for patronizing a prostitute:
Alejandro Garcia, 25, of New Britain
Adam Smiarowski, 28, of New Britain
John Marinelli, 49, of Plainville
David Zajko, 65, of New Britain
Stanislaw Buksza, 61, of New Britain (Patronizing a prostitute & interfering with police)
Moises Pietri, 30, of New Britain
Akram Shlayig, 31, of New Britain
Mohammas Ajaj, 19, of Bristol
Shamsan Alsaifi, 27, of New Britain
Sadif Hamidovic, 41, of New Britain
Anthony Ogbogu, 28, of New Britain
Jose Cortes, 37, of Waterbury
New Britain police said they are committed to partnering with citizens in the community and believe that being responsive to neighborhood complaints, the quality of life can improve.
Anyone wishing to report suspicious or criminal activity can do so on the New Britain Police Department website by clicking here.
Tips can also be made by calling the Community Tip Line at 860-826-3199.
The New Britain Police Department said all of the tip can be made anonymously.
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