Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Acting Chief/Officer in Command Martin McParland, Jr. of the Rockaway Township Police Department announce two Human Trafficking related arrests, early this morning.
Debbie Kooken, 42, of Boonton, was charged with two counts of human trafficking and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
The defendant was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.
Aldopus Mims, 38 years-old of Morris Plains, was also arrested and charged with two counts of human trafficking, one count of sexual assault, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
The alleged victims in this matter are two females, aged 15 and 17, who reported that they were led to engage in prostitution by the two defendants between the dates of June 12, 2015 and June 16, 2015.
The 17 year-old victim alleged that Kooken would make arrangements for the victims to meet with several male clients at area hotels. Mims would then allegedly collect the money received after the sexual acts were completed. In addition, the 15 year-old victim disclosed that Mims engaged in sexual acts with her.
Bail was set for Kooken by the Honorable James M. DeMarzo at $300,000 cash only, with conditions of no contact with any child under the age of 18.
Bail also was set for Mims by Judge DeMarzo at $400,000 cash only, with conditions of no contact with any child under the age of 18 and a waiver of extradition.
Judge DeMarzo also issued a Nicole's Law Restraining Order against each defendant.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Marshall Wang of the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6200 or Det. Thomas Takacs of the Rockaway Township Police Department at 973-625-4000.