Warrants Issued After Prostitution Bust, One Suspect ID’d As NH Psychologist
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (CBS/AP) — Police in Portsmouth, N.H., say they have arrested one woman and are have issued warrants for two men involved in a prostitution ring they believe may extend from Manchester to Portland, Maine.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports
The investigation began with complaints about men arriving at a Portsmouth apartment complex in taxi cabs and being escorted to a particular apartment by different women for short periods of time. Officers set up surveillance on Thursday night and saw a man climb out of the apartment window holding a condom.
Twenty-one-year-old Brooke Parent of Manchester was arrested at the apartment and charged with prostitution.
Police identified the man who climbed out the window as 22-year-old Jim Parra of Kittery, Maine. There is a warrant out for his arrest.
The apartment’s owner, 38-year-old Alexander Marino is also wanted. He’ll face a charge of prostitution for allegedly allowing his apartment to be used for prostitution, and one count of marijuana possession.
According to Seacoast Online, police said Marino knowingly allowed his apartment to be used for prostitution and that he made money off the deal.
“We’re alleging he received money back,” Capt. Corey MacDonald told Seacoast Online. “It’s not like he passively owned the apartment.”
The site also reports that Marino is a clinical psychologist who specializes in post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, panic disorder and insomnia. He reportedly runs a private practice in Exeter, NH.
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