A man with stab wounds and a broken arm who showed up on the doorstep of the Westhampton Beach Police Department earlier in January led Southampton Town police to discover a prostitution operation, disguised as a perfume party in Speonk.
According to Southampton Town police, the investigation led them to North Phillips Avenue in Speonk and resulted in the arrest of a Queens woman for prostitution, as well as the arrest of a Queens man who attacked the victim, who required an extended hospitalization and surgery.
Marco Santos, 26, was charged with assault in the first degree, a felony, and criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, on Monday after police located him with the help of the U.S. Marshal’s Joint Fugitive Task-Force.
Police said Santos struck the victim with a baseball bat and stabbed him in his torso.
Reina Nieves-Agirre, 41, of Corona, Queens, was arrested on Jan. 5 and charged with prostitution in the third degree, a felony, and obstructing governmental administration in the second degree, a misdemeanor. She was further charged with giving a false written statement, also a misdemeanor.
According to the arrest report, Nieves-Agirre was arrested at police headquarters the day after giving police the false statement, at a North Phillips Avenue address in Speonk. Police said an investigation revealed that Nieves-Agirre was a madame who provided girls to “sell perfume” in addition to a host of other sexual favors that were made available for purchase. She had traveled from Queens to Speonk with two other women to engage in prostitution.
The prostitution ring, police said, provided customer service by traveling to their client's residence.
Detectives are investigating further into the roving prostitution ring.
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