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Undercover Sting Nets Six Linked To Prostitution

Posted by familydynamics on March 13, 2008

An undercover sting at a Springfield Gardens hotel has netted six people who authorities said were linked to chronic prostitution there. Three clerks at the Howard Johnson Express Inn at 153-95 Rockaway Blvd. and an alleged pimp were among the six arrested Friday at the three-story, 71-room hotel, law enforcement officials said yesterday.

Lamont Babb, 30, of Briarwood, was charged with third-degree attempted promoting prostitution and endangering the welfare of a child. While Babb was tending to business in the hotel, police said Babb’s 5-year-old daughter sat inside a car with two scantily clad women who had pending prostitution cases. Babb propositioned two undercover cops, saying he could be their pimp for the night.

That Howard Johnson, which is near JFK Airport and is just off the Belt Parkway, was also one of the Queens hotels where off-duty NYPD Detective Wayne Taylor and his madam girlfriend allegedly pimped out a 13-year-old runaway girl. Taylor was arrested in January.

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