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Edgewater NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of TYRONE T. WASHINGTON (DOB: 08/21/1985; single; unemployed) and SHAMEKA M. LAMBERT (DOB: 04/18/1990; single; employed as a dancer) of Edgewater, NJ on charges of Human Trafficking and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Edgewater Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Martin.

On Saturday, November 24, 2018, the Edgewater Police Department received a report that an adult female was being forced to engage in prostitution by TYRONE WASHINGTON. An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and Special Investigations Squad and the Edgewater Police Department revealed that the adult female victim had been held against her will in Edgewater by WASHINGTON for approximately 12 days during which time she was forced to engage in prostitution. The investigation also revealed that during this time, a minor child was living with WASHINGTON and LAMBERT in the residence where the victim was being held.

As a result of the investigation, Tyrone WASHINGTON and Shameka LAMBERT were arrested on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in Edgewater, NJ and each charged with one count of Human Trafficking, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:13-8A(1)(a), a 1st degree crime, and one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A, a 2nd degree crime. WASHINGTON and LAMBERT were remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ pending a detention hearing scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. 2 of 2 .

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Edgewater Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.


  1. I sincerely wonder why articles like this are posted here. Just curious. I hate seeing them, of course, but I guess that’s my problem. But Edgewater?

    1. unfortunately Bergen County is becoming an ever more dangerous place , and the Editorial policy of this blog has shifted a bit because we feel not knowing these things puts people in even greater risk

  2. He was sex trafficking and prostituting somebody I know! The Lake County Sheriff’s Department in Florida did nothing about it! I even notified ice in the FBI! This man is out on parole for murder out of North Carolina! I hope he f****** Burns and I hope he is repeatedly raped every day he is in prison! There’s more than just one victim here! Last year I was wondering if this certain person would ever live to see her family again! She finally got away from him and came home with help from family! This guy would steal her identification and took her phone to where she couldn’t have access to contact anybody! Real piece of s***. Prayers do come true and I pray that you’re prayed upon for the rest of your life while you’re incarcerated! He’s also a rapist!

    1. Maybe this is something the prosecutor would like to hear for a trial

      1. Better hop in your Delorean and travel four years in the past to tell them, then.

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