Paterson police arrest three in Main Street prostitution bust | Paterson Times

Paterson police arrest three in Main Street prostitution bust


Three people were arrested in a raid at a house of prostitution on Main Street, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Felipe Valez, 44, of Paterson; Glenys Parra-Lopez, of Bronx, NY; and ​Maria Richiez, of Providence, RI, were arrested on Tuesday in the raid at the second-floor apartment of 401 Main Street.

Valez allegedly operated a house of prostitution out of his apartment, police said. He was charged with promoting prostitution, maintaining a nuisance, possession of marijuana, and possession of cocaine.

Parra-Lopez and Richiez were each charged with prostitution, police said.

Police recovered a jar of marijuana, a jar of cocaine, and $913 in prostitution proceeds in the raid.

Spezile said police received information the apartment was being used as a house of prostitution. He said complaints from area residents specified during all hours of the day men were entering the second floor to engage alleged prostitutes in sex acts.

  • John

    Good job. Arrest all these low.lives everyday and maybe there will eventually be light at the end of the tunnel in Paterson


      no it will never stop they been fighting war on drugs since the 80's and im sorry to say drugs won