STAMFORD -- A Darien man was arrested Thursday after Stamford Narcotics and Organized Crime officers broke up an alleged prostitution ring working out of a massage parlor, where police said they caught one woman and man in a "sexual act."
A total of six people were arrested, four of them women allegedly involved in prostitution. All four women were from Brooklyn, N.Y,, including Natalia Cataraso, 41, who police called the madam of the prostitution ring.
The two men caught in the act were issued summonses for patronizing a prostitute. Police identified them as Miguel Triay, 40, of Darien, and
Patsy Calvello, Jr., 67, of Greenwich.
The massage parlor, called La Rue Estetique Spa, was located at 2700 Summer St. An investigation into activities there began six weeks ago after police received several complaints about the massage parlor, Stamford police Lt. Tim Shaw said.
The police department's Narcotics and Organized Crime officers executed a search warrant at the parlor around 3 p.m. Thursday, forcing open two second-floor doors into two different rooms. Inside the first room, officers saw a woman on top of a man in the middle of a sexual act. In the second room, officers saw a woman clad only in a bra next to nude man laying on a massage table.
Officers seized a computer, a credit card data processor, an interior surveillance system with three cameras, body oils and several condoms concealed in fake cans. Police also seized a 2003 Lexus model GX 470 from the location.
Cataraso faces charges of second-degree promoting prostitution and operating a massage parlor without a license. Police called Cataraso to come to the massage parlor after the sting operation, during which they arrested three women working there.
Rano Rakimova, 24; Maryna Rogozhyna, 29; and Alla Gindin, 39; were all charged prostitution and operating a massage parlor without a license.