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Cops Bust Riverhead 'House of Prostitution'

Operation was allegedly run out of Maple Avenue residence.

Riverhead Town police arrested a Maple Avenue resident on Sunday and charged him with operating an alleged house of prostitution.

According to Riverhead Town police, a call was received at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday that a woman was possibly being held against her will and forced into prostitution at a house located at 320 Maple Avenue in Riverhead.

Police said that after arriving at the residence, several subjects were detained. Several subjects allegedly fled the scene on foot; another individual, who was found in the area operating a vehicle, was allegedly directly involved, according to a witness.

The operator of the vehicle, Adrian Figueroa, 43, of 320 Maple Avenue, was transported to Riverhead Town police headquarters for questioning. He was later placed under arrest after police said it was determined he was the person controlling the prostitution business out of the residence. Figueroa was processed and held overnight until he could be arraigned on charges of promoting prostitution in the third degree.

Further investigation revealed that the home was being used as a "house of prostitution," police said; the two women found inside were allegedly determined to be there of their own free will.

Jerry King September 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM
You ain’t ever gonna rid it; so quit wasting time and money and stop corruption by: Legalizing it Regulating it Taxing it
Eva June Roberts-Vazquez September 17, 2012 at 01:28 PM
The logic, whether one agrees or not to the existence of prostitution is, I believe flawed. There are many human activities which we will never "get rid off" but that is not an argument in favor of legalizing them. Domestic violence, child abuse, murder, rape, theft etc. There are innovative programs in existence to offer alternatives to prostitution and there are people, usually women, who choose to take advantage of them when made available.
cm September 17, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Did they catch the people that fled on foot or did they get away? How many patrol cars were on the seen? Just wondering if the police tried to go after them.
Dennis September 17, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Why no pictures of the ho's I mean woman??
Dennis September 17, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Ms. Finn, i think you have these fine gentlemen confused with pimps. They're NOT pimps They're "undocumented escort providers." Isn't that right, Ms. Finn?????

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