Sep 4, 2016 5:16 PM

NYC man pleads guilty to transporting prostitutes five months after arrest by Salem police

SALEM — A man pleaded guilty on Friday five months after Salem Police arrested him at hotel on charges of transporting women for prostitution, reports the Eagle/Tribune.

Neptali De La Cruz Hernandez, 32, of New York City delivered his plea before the U.S. District Court, U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice in a statement said in a statement.

Police conducted an operation at a hotel on April 6 after receiving reports of possible prostitution.

Undercover officers found two women allegedly practicing prostitution in two adjacent hotel rooms, Rice said.

De La Cruz faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, and a fine of $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 19.

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