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Cops: 3 Women Arrested In New Brothel Bust

Flanders arrests came after a months' long investigation, police say.

Only days after a high profile bust of an alleged house of prostitution in Riverhead, police arrested three Flanders women on Saturday on charges of prostitution.

Members of the New York State Police Special Investigations Unit, State Police Troop L Riverside, and the Department of Homeland Security, with assistance from the Southampton Police Department, arrested three women in an alleged prostitution operation located at 424 Flanders Road in Flanders.

Mariluz Fonseca, 62 of 424 Flanders Road in Flanders was charged with promoting prostitution in the third degree, a class "D" felony. Milady Leclerc-Roman, 59, of the Bronx, was charged with prostitution, a B misdemeanor. Belkis Serrano-Tejeda, 40 ,of 424 Flanders Road was also charged with prostitution.

The investigation into the brothel began a couple months ago after information was received by law enforcement of the activities occurring at the residence, police say. Following their arrest, the three women were processed at the state police facility in Riverside and held in the Suffolk County Sheriff's Detention Facility pending arraignment on Saturday. 

The arrests followed the bust of a Riverhead brothel last week, which left some neighbors shocked. Recently, the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Civic Association raised concerns about escalating drug crime and prostitution in their communities and demanded answers from Southampton Town Police.

Marisol September 30, 2012 at 06:01 AM
People need to stop judging and making such harsh comments for the fact grandchildren & children of these families are going through enough have some respect and enough with the bashing of people. I know the family of Mariluz Fonseca and she would give the shirt off her back for anyone & always helping people. I am sure alot of you all when drunk have had people purchase drinks for you at a bar then go home with the person, & have sexual relations with someone well then thats a form of services too then because drinks were given to you in exchange basically...
Chuck Wagon September 30, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Annmarie, who are you to use blasphemy, go say friggin God & Mosses,, & stay away from other races & religions, your a little big it.
Christian October 01, 2012 at 05:32 AM
lacy burtun who would do business with lady probably your husband or boyfriend any guys see a hole will strike .
Christian October 01, 2012 at 05:36 AM
boo you are a raceis and lisa is a grate journallist
Dennis October 02, 2012 at 08:00 PM
WOW I'm tryin to read these responses and as much as I try I cant make heads or tales of what most are TRYING to say....PLEASE install a SPELL CHECK on your PC or have a GROWN-UP type your opinion

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