Delaware State Police arrested 33-year-old Ismeal Ayala, 33, for promoting prostitution following an investigation into a suspected Georgetown brothel.
Over the past two weeks, DSP Troop 4, Major Crimes Unit, and DSP Intelligence have been investigating a suspected Hispanic brothel at a residence in the 28000 block of Shortly Road, Georgetown. Through further investigation, it was learned that a large scale commercial sex ring was operating at this residence, a release stated.
On July 14, Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit with support from DSP Intel, Troop 4 Governor’s Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations obtained and executed a search warrant at the residence.
Two Hispanic females were found at the residence. A search of the property revealed signs of a commercial sex operation and approximately $1,700 in suspected illegal proceeds.
Ayala was taken into custody at the residence without incident.
Ayala was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $16, 000.00 cash-only bond.
The investigation continues to remain active and ongoing for protentional other suspects who may have participated in the running of the brothel.