Community leader arrested in Paterson prostitution sweep | Paterson Times

Community leader arrested in Paterson prostitution sweep


A local Haitian community leader was caught up in the city’s prostitution sweep last week.

Daniel Andre, 59-year-old, of Paterson, was arrested last Tuesday night when police conducted an anti-prostitution enforcement operation in the vicinity of East 18th Street and Van Houten Street.

Andre allegedly approached and solicited sex from a female undercover detective, according to police. He was among 44 people arrested in the operation.

Police charged him with prostitution.

“No comments,” said Andre, who serves as president of the Haitian Civic Organization, when reached by phone on Friday.

Andre is well-known by local politicians. He is often the go-to person when a politician is attempting to conduct outreach in the city’s approximately 1,400-person Haitian community.

Many local officials were surprised and shocked by the news of his arrest. Some hadn’t noticed his name among the 44 people arrested in the sweep.

Andre defended his community when president Donald Trump attacked several impoverished nations – including Haiti — as “shithole countries.”

Andre is closely tied to the Haitian church on Main Street, according to one official.

Andre previously worked for the city’s public works department. He moved to a higher paying job at the Passaic County government in 2015.

“The county is aware of the recent arrest, and no personnel action will be taken until the issue is adjudicated,” said Keith Furlong, spokesman for the Passaic County government, on Friday.

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  • American Patriot

    Is action ever taken against a democrat elected or appointed? What a stupid question.DEMOCRATS ARE ABOVE THE LAW.

    • Dominick Perez

      They tried to cover it up once they knew who he was but luckily somebody in the department can't stand this guy and that person leaked it ;)

      • bigron

        My lord you are clueless! The story clearly links to the arrests last week and his name is there. Story even says his name appears but people did not take notice.

        • Dominick Perez

          You don't know the whole story

          • Bridget Davis

            Fill me in

          • Dominick Perez

            It'll all be coming out don't worry, and picking up crack whoores is the least of this guy's troubles you'll see…

  • peejay1954

    So what? BFD

    • latreba kelly


    • Dominick Perez

      Exactly, if he wants to trick with $20 crack hoes and bring God knows what back to his wife that's his business!

  • John Brown

    he wanna get his freak on too. with them nasty hoes!

    • latreba kelly

      Well I don't see what the big deal is even president Clinton got his penis sucked,he's human just like any other Male that creeps off. God Bless him and his family and good luck. Who am I to judge

      • Dominick Perez

        Yeah but Monica was a fine young piece of arse, this guy was trying to pick up $20 crack hoes lol

  • marble Epok

    yo this dude works at Pulse medical transport

  • Carmen Gueits

    What he did is peanuts compare what I know another Paterson councilmen was doing couple years back and he still a councilmen to this day!!!

    • Dominick Perez

      Spill the beans lol embarrass his corrupt a$$!

    • American Patriot

      have somebody type an anonymous letter so the public will know.Molesting a child?

  • American Patriot

    When you hear 'community leader or councilman' RUN-especially if you are a child….Once they get a little power and influence with the media,you are not safe from the scum-which many of them are.

  • American Patriot

    I'm glad that he didn't hurt you.

    • Carmen Gueits

      Oh I can defend myself lol thank you for your concern but it would have look bad for this person very bad both politic wise and my family and friends if he ever did something to me lol

  • Maurice

    I don't see nothing wrong… with a little bump & grinddddd ;)