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Full-service flop house busted in hooker sting

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Hooker hotel: A staff member is led away by police during a prostitution raid at the Sunny 39 Hotel, where law enforcement alleged staff led potential customers to pimps and prostitutes renting rooms in the hotel.
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Sunny no more: Owners of the Sunny 39 Hotel were indicted on charges of promoting prostutition and falsifying records.
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Bagged at the brothel: Police lead a woman in cuffs away from the Sunny 39 Hotel, where hotel management allegedly helped pimps and prostitutes do their business.

These hotel workers will turn down your bed — and get in it with you.

Cops raided a Sunset Park hotel and cuffed the owners and a manager for allegedly running a brothel on Oct. 15. The Feds aided the raid, indicating the alleged prostitution ring had connections outside the U.S., one local said.

“We were thrilled about the bust and that homeland security and the FBI were involved, which validated what we were telling police — that this isn’t just everyday prostitution, this is human trafficking, sex slavery going on,” said community leader Tony Giordano.

Residents have been complaining about the alleged bordello for years, he said.

“We sent maybe 70–80 complaints to the police from individuals living near 39th Street,” Giordano said.

Hotel workers connected johns staying at the hot-sheet hotel with pimps and prostitutes, Brooklyn’s top lawman claimed.

“We believe that this hotel was being used by pimps and prostitutes and that hotel workers allegedly facilitated this criminal activity,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.

Prosecutors also said they found ads on an online classified website allegedly posted by sex workers inviting potential clients to the hotel, he said. One ad, found on backpage.com — an online classified notorious for advertising cheeky escort services — even included a photo of the Sunny 39 Hotel’s facade, he said.

Alleging a similar operation, authorities raided another hotel Sunny 39’s owners ran in Queens.

The owners face charges of promoting prostitution and falsifying business records, prosecutors announced. The hotel’s owner faces up to a year in jail, officials said.

Reach reporter Dennis Lynch at (718) 260–2508 or e-mail him at dlynch@cnglocal.com.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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