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Three Ocean Township Residents Busted For Prostitution In Township Hotel

somerset prosecutorA tip to township police led to the Dec. 15 arrests of three Ocean County residents on charges relating to prostitution.

Christopher Soubasis, 51 and Deidre Pietrowski, 44, both of Point Pleasant, and Rebecca Ehrhardt, 34, Toms River, were arrested by township police after setting up surveillance at a local hotel, according to a release on the arrests from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police had earlier received a tip that prostitution may be being conducted at the hotel, according to the release.

The investigation revealed that Pietrowski and Ehrhardt were driven to various hotels by Soubasis to engage in prostitution, the release said. The women would be allowed to keep 60 percent of what they earned from their “clients,” the release said.

Ehrhardt was in possession of 30 wax folds of heroin and multiple hypodermic needles at the time of her arrest, police said.

Soubasis was charged with 3rd Degree Promoting Prostitution and was lodged in the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, on $30,000 bail, the release said.

Ehrhardt was charged with 3rd Degree Possession of CDS (Heroin), Engaging in Prostitution and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, both Disorderly Persons Offenses, according to the release. Ehrhardt was released on her own recognizance.

Pietrowski was charged with Engaging in Prostitution, a Disorderly Persons offense and she was released on her own recognizance, according to the release.

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