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Man arrested after Raleigh brothel bust

Posted December 16, 2009

— Raleigh police arrested a man in connection with a brothel bust Wednesday.

Investigators raided 1508 Fayetteville St. after receiving complaints about suspected illegal activity at the home.

According to a search warrant, the house had been under surveillance for three days.

Through an informant and other observations, investigators said they determined the house was being used for prostitution. The informant told police at least two women were working inside the house.

Charlene Crews, who lives next door, said she was relieved to hear that police shut down the alleged brothel.

“It will make my dogs be quiet at nighttime around here, (and) we can get some sleep,” Crews said. “We could hear the car doors, and cars going in and out all through the night.”

Police seized a number of items from the home, including condoms, a pornography magazine, a revolver and bullets, according to the search warrant.

Amilca Santos, 38, was charged with maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of prostitution. He was being held Wednesday in the Wake County jail without bond.


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  • aspenstreet1717 Dec 17, 2009

    People need to realize that different cultures have different opinions about prostitution. Anyone that has visited central America knows that it is part of every day life there.

  • dugmeister Dec 17, 2009

    Where am I suppose to go now?!!!
    OH... wait.. Craigslist! How could I forget!!?

  • doubletap357 Dec 17, 2009

    Watched for three days........uh which three days?

  • doubletap357 Dec 17, 2009

    "Police seized a number of items from the home, including condoms, a pornography magazine, a revolver and bullets, according to the search warrant."

    OOPs they can probably find all those same things in my house.

  • 6079 SMITH W Dec 17, 2009

    slick rick: OUCH! ;)

  • rick_slick Dec 17, 2009

    Just running the brothels that Americans don't want to run.

  • wildcat Dec 17, 2009

    Oops! hands caught in the cookie jar. I am glad they closed this situation down.

  • Dark_Horse Dec 17, 2009

    Eduardo1- Dude, you did NOT say that there would be less rapes if prostitution were legal did you? Wow... And the people you named got in trouble because they were married. Whether it were with a prostitute or a woman off the street, there would be the same headlines for their actions.

  • superman Dec 17, 2009

    The neighbors must be light sleepers. Cars and doors closing keep them awake. They just nosey and want to know what is going on next door.

  • NCStatePack Dec 17, 2009

    "Eh, if prostitution were legalized and regulated, no one would have to ever live next to it."

    Somebody would always have to live next to it, unless you put it out in the desert...