Police conducted a prostitution sweep in Middletown and it resulted in eight arrests. 

On June 8th, 2017 the City of Middletown Police, along with assistance from the State Police conducted a prostitution sweep in the downtown area.

The sweep resulted in the arrests of eight individuals:

  • Yerad Jimenez-Ayala, 40 of Bloomingburg - charged with Patronizing a Prostitute, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
  • Robert Piatt, 48 of Wurtsboro - charged with  Patronizing a Prostitute
  • Eduardo Balseca, of Wallkill - charged with Patronizing a Prostitute, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Sanjaya Lowe, 34, of Middletown -  charged with  Patronizing a Prostitute
  • Antonio Esposito, 47, of Chester - charged with  Patronizing a Prostitute
  • Naftuly Mendlovitz, 38, of Monroe - charged with  Patronizing a Prostitute
  • Joel Epstein, 36, of Monroe - charged with  Patronizing a Prostitute
  • Daniel Rios, 26, of Middletown - charged with  Patronizing a Prostitute

All subjects were arraigned in the City of Middletown Court. Dispositions are not known at this time.