Feds break up allegedly South Philly brothel ring

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four illegal immigrants are accused of running brothels out of a pair of South Philadelphia houses.

Three of the men were arrested Monday, the same day a federal indictment against them was unsealed.

Investigators say 27-year-old Jose Claudio Corona Cotonieto and 31-year-old Raymond Gonzalez Salazar would schedule Hispanic women to travel from New York, New Jersey and Delaware to work in the brothel for about a week at a time.

Twenty-two-year-old Nicolas Gonzalez Salazar is also charged. A fourth suspect is still being sought.

Investigators say the men had run the brothels since August, netting them about $9,000 per week.