ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Atlantic City, known as one of America’s two original ‘Sin Cities’ for gambling and prostitution has an underbelly not seen by many visitors, but this week that underbelly was exposed when police rescued a woman from forced prostitution.
On December 30, 2020, a woman was rescued from prostitution and a man and woman arrested, the Atlantic City Police Department reported.
At 7:16 am, patrol officers responded to the Rodeway Inn located in the beach block of North Carolina Avenue for a report of a occupants of a motel room in possession of a handgun and drugs.
The three occupants of the room all exited after commands from officers outside. Inside the room, a loaded handgun, cocaine and marijuana were located.
An investigation by the officers and Detective Jaimee Moore of the Special Investigations Section revealed that one occupant, a 30-year-old woman, was being forced into prostitution by Bryant Siderio. Siderio threatened the victim with physical violence and refused to allow her to leave. Siderio and another occupant, Jada Bell, were arrested.
ARRESTED: Bryant Siderio, 38, of Bridgeton, NJ.
CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a large capacity magazine, certain person not to possess a weapon, criminal restraint, promoting prostitution, terroristic threats, and possession of CDS (two counts).
ARRESTED: Jada Bell, 23, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a large capacity magazine, and possession of CDS (two counts).
Both individuals were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.