A woman from New York was charged with prostitution after she was arrested last Thursday afternoon (July 12) during another undercover investigation by Lawrence Township police.
The suspect, identified as Guiping Ji, 48, of Flushing, N.Y., was taken into custody about 2:45 p.m. Thursday after she allegedly offered an undercover officer sex for money in a room at the Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge in the 2900 block of Brunswick Pike (Route 1), according to police department spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry.
Ubry said the undercover officer arranged to meet the woman at the motel after responding to a suspicious newspaper advertisement police spotted.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement assisted township police with the investigation, Ubry said.
Several similar prostitution arrests occurred in Lawrence Township at the Red Roof Inn, also on Route 1, on , , and of this year, as well as and of 2011.