Phone App Tip Leads to Prostitution Arrest

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – A Flushing, NY woman has been arrested and charged with prostitution after police say she propositioned an undercover detective at a Route 206 massage parlor.

Police singled out the business after receiving a tip through the STOPit phone app, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. He did not identify the specific location or the name of the business.

The undercover detective entered the massage parlor on March 27 and was met by Fu Yun Ju, 40, of Flushing, NY. She propositioned the detective for cash in exchange for sex, according to Robinson.

She was immediately arrested by other police officers, transported to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, processed and released on her own recognizance.

Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor, and Chief Powell request anyone with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the Hillsborough Police Department (908) 369-4323, or via the STOPit app.

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office is utilizing the STOPit app as a platform to allow concerned citizens to provide information about crimes occurring in Somerset County. This app is completely anonymous and users are able to “chat” in real time with law enforcement, as well as send images and videos about crime.

The app also has a Get Help section that provides phone numbers and links to important resources available in Somerset County. The STOPit app can be downloaded to your smartphone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: “SOMERSETNJ”. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or at www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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