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NJ Busts Brothel Network Out Of Ocean County

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TRENTON, N.J. -

A number of women forced into working prostitution have been rescued in a human trafficking bust, authorities say.

According to law enforcement, Jose Cruz Romero-Flores, his girlfriend and several other men ran a network of brothels in New Jersey.

Investigators say Romero-Flores tricked women from Mexico and other Latin American countries into coming to the United States by promising them jobs as babysitters or house cleaners.

Once in the country, they were forced to work for brothels in New Jersey, New York and surrounding states.

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says there are more victims out there.

"They are fearful, and they are vulnerable because of their illegal status, their inability to earn a living wage legitimately, and their lack of a network of  supportive family and friends," Hoffman said.

Officials urge victims to come forward regardless of their immigration status. They will work with women to get try and get immunity and citizenship.

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