The police raided the El Cabaret gentlemen’s club on Cianci Street last Thursday night, arresting a manager and seven dancers for prostitution, according to police director Jerry Speziale.
Undercover detectives were sent in after police received complaints that dancers were openly soliciting patrons for sex in exchange for money. Undercover officers were solicited by the dancers, police said.
Police raided the bar at 10:30 p.m. $8,799 in prostitution proceeds was seized and eight people were arrested.
Detectives arrested the manager, Horacio Piccinini, 54, of Paterson, for promoting prostitution and maintaining a nuisance or house of prostitution.
Seven dancers arrested were Esmarly Infante, 26, of Paterson; Genesis Matos, 24, of Clifton; Elizabeth Castro, 40, of Bronx, NY; Juana Alba, 62, of Bronx, NY; Yaniri Cruz, 38, of Bronx, NY; Carmen Vasquez, 40, of Clifton; and Karina Martinez, 25, New York, NY.
Police charged each woman with prostitution.
15 liquor license violations were issued to the business, police said.
“Another outstanding job closing undesirable locations in our city,” police director Speziale said.