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New Britain police arrest 20 in massive prostitution bust


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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