New York man indicted for allegedly operating a brothel in Paramus
DECEMBER 19, 2014, 5:46 PM LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014, 6:32 PM
A New York man was indicted this week for allegedly operating a brothel in a residential neighborhood in Paramus.
A grand jury in Hackensack charged Mei Zhi Zheng, 37, of Nanuet, N.Y., with promoting prostitution and transporting or possessing more than $2,000 believed to be derived from criminal activity.
The indictment said he promoted the prostitution of Feng Q. Liu by owning, controlling, managing, supervising or otherwise keeping a house of prostitution at 12 North Farview Ave.
Increased evening traffic to the home by men ranging in age from 20 to 50 prompted neighbors to alert police to the unusual activity. Police began surveillance at the small, pale blue house in August. Several weeks later, local and county detectives visited the brothel posing as johns and were allegedly offered sexual acts at the rate of $160 an hour.