Tuesday, February 1, 2011
NY Monsey: Jewish man held in prostitution sting
EDGEWATER, N.J. — A Monsey man is facing a criminal charge in New Jersey after police arrested him for engaging in prostitution.
Chaim Bodner, 55, was arrested Friday at the World Health Spa on River Road, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
Bodner was one of 36 arrested during an initiative to crack down on prostitution in Bergen County.
Undercover officers with the prosecutor's office targeted 12 massage parlors across Bergen known to authorities as prostitution dens during the weeklong initiative.
Investigators also targeted in-call prostitution operations that had been running in local hotels.
In total, authorities seized more than $60,000 during the arrests.
Several others were arrested at the World Health Spa Friday, including Jong C. Lee, 61, of Cresskill, N.J., who was charged with promoting prostitution, and Flushing, N.Y., residents Geumhwa Song, 33, and Xiangli Sun, 24, who were each charged with engaging in prostitution.
Bodner, along with the other suspects, was released without bail. No court information was available Monday evening.