Four women were scheduled to be arraigned in Lowell District Court today (Nov. 9) on prostitution charges, after being arrested by Tewksbury Police at two local motels on Thursday.
The women, three of whom list their home addresses as out of state, were arrested as part of a coordinated operation by the Tewskbury Police Department. Three were arrested at the Motel 6 and one more at the Motel Caswell.
Daiane Gabriel, 25, of 31 Niagara St Apt 4 Newark, NJ was arrested at the Motel 6 and charged with sexual conduct for a fee along with being in possession of pepper spray without a permit. Gabriel is also wanted out of Texas and is due to be deported according to Department of Immigration and Customs (ICE).
Shu Yaun Zhang, 46, of 14011 Ash Ave. Apt. 6, Flushing, NY, was arrested at the Motel 6 and charged with sexual conduct for a fee.
Natasha Gage, 22, of 178 Blake St., Apt. 2, Lewiston, ME was arrested at the Motel 6 and charged with sexual conduct for a fee.
Yudelka Hildago, 30, of 133 Woodland St., Apt. 1 Lawrence, was arrested at the Motel Caswell and charged with sexual conduct for a fee.
According to a Tewksbury Police spokesperson, complaints had been received regarding prostitution activities and police used decoy "Johns" in the operation.
The arrests came on the same day testimony ended in the Motel Caswell Federal Forfeiture trial. Federal prosecutors have argued that the motel has been a hotbed of criminal activity for many years and that owner Russ Caswell has not taken appropriate action to cub the activity.
Caswell's attorneys and supporters have made the point that the Motel 6 has actually had a higher incidence of crime in recent years and that Motel Caswell is being unfairly singled out.