On Monday, May 4, at approximately 1 p.m., Secaucus Police responded to a call from the 1300 block of Paterson Plank Road.
While at the scene, detectives allegedly found two people, one man and one woman, allegedly engaged in an act of prostitution inside a studio that has an acupuncture sign out front.
According to Det. Sgt. John Buckley of the Secaucus Police Department, Cai Yu, 44, of Queens and a Nutley man, 31, were arrested for allegedly “engaging in sexual activity in the capacity of prostitution.” Yu was also charged with allegedly promoting prostitution.
Three other women – Ji Jin, 48 of Flushing; Kim Sunza, 48, of Queens, and Yoha Se, 46, of West New York – were arrested at the scene for allegedly promoting prostitution. Se was also charged with allegedly maintaining a business for the purposes of prostitution.
According to one town official who asked not to be identified by name, the studio has been under investigation ever since a complaint was filed by the Buildings Inspection Department.
Buckley would not comment on whether the business was under surveillance. – E. Assata Wright