Woman Arrested for Alleged Prostitution in New Jersey

MANVILLE, N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Manville Chief of Police Mark A. Peltack announced the arrest of Tatyana A. Hines, age 23 of Bethlehem, PA.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that on May 4, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m., defendant Hines was arrested as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force and the Manville Police Department. The investigation began after law enforcement received several complaints from concerned citizens regarding narcotics trafficking and prostitution occurring within an adult entertainment club, located on South Main Street, in the borough of Manville.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that during the course of this investigation, a Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office undercover detective entered the adult entertainment lounge and met with Hines. During this meeting, the undercover detective was propositioned by Hines for a sexual act, in exchange for U.S. currency.

”At this time, Task Force members, along with members of the Manville Police Department, entered the adult entertainment lounge and placed Hines under arrest,” Prosecutor Robertson said.

Authorities charged Hines with engaging in prostitution, a disorderly persons offense (out of the Hillsborough-Montgomery Municipal Court). Hines was later processed and released on her own recognizance, pending an appearance in Municipal Court.