Greenfield man allegedly aided Conn. prostitution operation

A Greenfield man faces charges related to his alleged involvement with a prostitution ring operating out of a motel he managed in Connecticut.

The Hartford Courant reported that Wethersfield police broke up a prostitution ring operating in the Comfort Inn immediately off the Interstate 91 in that town, and have charged Jaimin “Jay” Malaviya, 29, and the alleged pimp, Josue “Bear” Arroyo, 40, of Hartford, with racketeering and promoting prostitution. Malaviya is alleged to have abetted prostitution by providing discounted rooms for pimps and prostitutes and helping one prostitute set up operations, according to the Courant’s reporting.

Wethersfield is a town of 26,668 just south of Hartford.

Malaviya was previously general manager of the Day’s Inn at 21 Colrain Road in Greenfield. Both hotels are among a string owned by Vidhyadar Mitta, who has denied knowledge of the criminal activity in the Wethersfield motel.

The Courant reports Malaviya also faces charges, in a separate case, of embezzling $205,000 from the Connecticut motel and is free on $100,000 but faces deportation to his home country of India.

Wethersfield police did not return a call for comment in time for publication.

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