A New Jersey woman was arrested Thursday for prostitution at a local hotel.
Maria Selma DeJesus, 36, of 31 Schalk St. Apt. #1 in Newark, NJ, was arrested and charged with sexual conduct for a fee and providing unlicensed massage/baths at a Woburn hotel Thursday evening.
According to police, members of the Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force were called to the hotel as part of a prostitution investigation.
Police had information that DeJesus had posted an advertisement online, offering licensed massages in a Woburn hotel.
At about 4:40 p.m. Thursday, police spoke to a man who acknowledged that he had paid a woman $100 for a massage and other services.
Police entered the hotel room and took DeJesus into custody, noting that “a number of used tissues, towels and condoms” were scattered in the room.
According to police, the Newark woman had also been arrested in New Jersey on similar charges in May of last year.
Police said DeJesus told an interpreting officer “that she has to pay $22,000 to enter the country, thus which she is working to pay off (to this human trafficking organization).”