Charges laid in a Edmonton bawdy house raid

Two women have been charged with several offences after a six-month police investigation into an alleged residential bawdy house operation.

The investigation began in December 2010 when officers received information about a suspect residence around 97 Ave and 106 Street.

Approximately $1,700 and large amounts of paraphernalia related to the sex trade were seized. Further investigations led to the identification of two other locations allegedly being used as bawdy houses by the accused, which is still under investigation.

“These arrests and charges are a direct result of a lengthy investigation and multi-agency collaboration including Edmonton Police Service, the City of Edmonton’s Community Standards Branch and the community at large,” says Staff Sgt. John Fiorilli of the EPS VICE Section.

Magdalena Beresinska, 24 and Alexandra Martinez, 23, have been charged with one count each of keep common bawdy house, living off the avails of prostitution and proceeds of crime.

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